Re: [PATCH] MODULE_FIRMWARE for binary firmware(s)
On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Sven Luther wrote:
On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 10:52:02AM -0700, David Lang wrote:
On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Olaf Hering wrote:
you are assuming that
1. modules are enabled and ipw2200 is compiled as a module
becouse if the ipw isn't compiled as a module then it's initialized
(without firmware) before the initramfs or initrd is run. if it could be
initialized later without being a module then it could be initialized as
part of the normal system
I wonder why you need to initialize the ipw2200 module so early ? It was my
understanding that the initramfs thingy was run very early in the process, and
i had even thought of moving fbdev modules into it.
Do you really need to bring up ipw2200 so early ? It is some kind of wireless
device, right ?
if modules are not in use the device is initialized when the kernel starts up.
this is before any userspace starts.
As for initramfs, you can just cat it behind the kernel, and it should work
just fine, or at least this is how it was supposed to work.
yes, if I want to set one up.
other then this new requirement to have the ipw2200 driver as a module I have no
reason to use one. normal userspace is good enough for me.