Re: [GIT *] Allow request_firmware() to be satisfiedfrom in-kernel, use it in more drivers.

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Jul 16 2008 - 05:09:54 EST

On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 23:07 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Dave Jones wrote:
> > Whilst it would be great for unified development on the tools that
> > create the early boot process, I think it's a non-starter due to the
> > fact that you can't really do it without throwing out everything you
> > already have today. The same reason imo, that hpa's klibc work hasn't
> > gained mass-appeal from vendors.
> Quite true and IMO disappointing, because klibc would make great
> infrastructure for rolling out things just like this.

Indeed, for one i've been told it would enable cross compiling of
initrds, without which I deem initrd useless junk - whoever still
compiles their kernel on the machine it will run on? :-)

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