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SubjectRe: In tree firmware not kept up to date
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On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 20:03 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, so the future-proof solution is to clone and install
firmware-linux.gitwhich is currently a rather manual process but will
improve at some point.

Cheers,
Ian.

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




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