Re: mainline aic94xx firmware woes

From: Muli Ben-Yehuda
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 10:08:29 EST

On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 01:30:42PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 25, Muli Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> > 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?
> initramfs is always in use. Wether you pass in an additional image via
> the bootloader is up to you.
> Adding the firmware and required tools to your vmlinux binary is trivial
> with CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE="/some/file"

Thanks, I'll look into this.

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