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    SubjectRe: In tree firmware not kept up to date
    On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 04:11:44PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
    > Hello,
    > What is the current policy wrt keeping the in-tree firmware updated
    > alongside the drivers?


    > I use CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL but a couple of times[0] recently this
    > has failed me because the in-tree bnx2 driver requires
    > bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw but the tree contains
    > firmware/bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw.ihex and not 6.2.1b.
    > Is it a bug that bnx2 was updated without adding the new firmware or is
    > a bug that the obsolete firmware is still sitting in the tree?

    It's a bug that any firmware is still in-tree, but
    CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL hasn't yet been made to work with a separate
    linux-firmware directory.


    > Ian.
    > [0] It's possible the same thing and I've just tripped over it more than
    > once now.

    Ben Hutchings
    We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
    - Albert Camus

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