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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bnx2 - use request_firmware()
> The firmware needs to be reloaded every time the chip resets.
> You're not saving anything/

> See above, you aren't saving anything. The firmware needs to stay
> around so it can be reloaded into the card during exceptions.
>
> That is, unless you want a more failure prone system.

Ok so if tg3 always needs the same firmware and always needs it in memory
then maybe it isn't a significant candidate for request_firmware beyond
the neatness of distribution. I note the firmware hasn't changed in years
so it can easily be shipped separately and the one package would have
done for all this time.

> > Driver authors aren't God.
>
> They (actually, more specifically the maintainers) to a certain extent
> are, because they are the ones who eat doo-doo when something explodes.

So do the distributions and the users.

Alan


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