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    SubjectRe: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"
    David Woodhouse wrote:
    > On Sun, 2008-07-06 at 13:17 -0700, david@lang.hm wrote:
    >> if David W were to make it possible to not use the load_firmware() call to
    >> userspace and build the firmware into the driver (be it in a monolithic
    >> kernel or the module that contains the driver)
    >
    > You _can_ build the firmware into the kernel.

    Which is a problem for those rare situations, like oh say vendor
    kernels, where you can ship a driver update but not update the main kernel.

    Just like with modules, we were all given the _choice_ to use the new
    regime (modules) or stick with the old (100% monolithic kernel).

    Under any new system, firmware should be able to be compiled into the
    driver module itself -- as it is today.

    Jeff





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