Re: [PATCH] tg3 driver - make use of binary-only firmware optional

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Mon Apr 19 2004 - 10:51:42 EST

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
Previously Andreas Jochens wrote:

Would the patch be acceptable if the firmware parts were kept in tg3.c
as they are now but #ifdef'd out when CONFIG_TIGON3_FIRMWARE is not set?

Is there any reason for not using the hotplug firmware infrastructure?

Right now there is not a high enough "Just Works" value to do this. The mechanisms for wide dissemination of necessary firmware, and automatic placement in initrd/initramfs, are not present yet.

This is a long term goal of all drivers that ship firmware, though.


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