Hi,It's not my call, but I'd say that if the firmware is not GPL and the
The recently merged aic94xx in mainline requires external firmware
support. This, in turn, necessitates an initrd/initramfs environment
that includes firmware support to load the firmware. Will a patch to
optionally include the firmware inline in the kernel and thus not
having to use an initramfs be acceptable?
Also, aic94xx does not compile unless FW_LOADER is set in .config dueI'd say aic94xx depending on it with a note in the help text that it
to missing 'request_firmware'. What's the right thing to do here -
aic94xx selecting it, depending on it, or FW_LOADER providing empty
request_firmware() in case it's compiled out (the last one violates
the principle of least surprise IMHO).