Re: mainline aic94xx firmware woes

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 07:08:46 EST

Ar Llu, 2006-09-25 am 13:11 +0300, ysgrifennodd Muli Ben-Yehuda:
> 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?

We should not be including non-free firmware in the kernel, we should be
continuing to drive it out into things like initramfs.

> Also, aic94xx does not compile unless FW_LOADER is set in .config due
> to missing 'request_firmware'. What's the right thing to do here -
> aic94xx selecting it, depending on it

Either select or depend


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