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Re: Some thoughts about firmware inclusion.



On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 12:47 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mar 23 octobre 2007 01:15, Bastien Nocera a écrit :
> 
> > 99% of the time, the driver and firmware[1] are closely knit. Try
> > upgrade the firmware of a QLogic card without the driver following,
> > and watch bad things happen.
> 
> have the driver request-firmware a different firmware id each time it
> breaks compat with old firmware, and package every firmware version a
> kernel in a given release may need in a single firmware package
> 
> Problem solved.

Yeah, it would work great if most of the drivers with builtin firmwares
weren't storage drivers...


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