Re: [PATCH] MODULE_FIRMWARE for binary firmware(s)
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.
YMMV, but three years, and there are still big chunks of binary in kernel.
And please don't add new useless info _in_ it.
While this implementation exists, it wasn't well designed and hard to use.
As with in-kernel bootsplash and i18n, everything maybe done in userspace, only
with little help from the kernel:
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