Re: [PATCH] MODULE_FIRMWARE for binary firmware(s)
On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 02:35:26AM +0200, Oleg Verych wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 05:11:42PM -0500, James Bottomley wrote:
> >>I've tested this with the aic94xx driver using the new MODULE_FIRMWARE()
> >>tag. Initramfs should be much easier because it already includes most
> >>of the boot time loading; all it has to do is the piece identifying the
> >>firmware for the selected modules.
> >Notice that mkinitrd-tools is dead, and will probably be removed from etch.
> request_firmware() is dead also.
No it is not, not by any means. I don't know where you got that idea.
James's patch is just fine, and needed. I'll add it to my trees in a
> YMMV, but three years, and there are still big chunks of binary in kernel.
So, what does that have to do with this? And actually, those binary
chunks have been there longer than three years, I think we are going on
6 or 7 for the ones under my control...