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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?

Muddled.

> 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.

Ben.

> 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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