bnx2 driver fails to load on Fedora Rawhide
dwmw2 at infradead.org
Tue May 10 22:27:25 UTC 2011
On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 09:04 -0800, Michael Chan wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 04:00 -0800, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 15:04 +0000, Andy Gospodarek wrote:
> > >
> > > It looks like that firmware is in Linus' tree, but somehow it is not in
> > > Woodhouse's linux-firmware tree. That seems odd.
> > Yeah, that's just broken. If the driver/firmware ABI changes
> > incompatibly and the kernel gets updated so that it can no longer use
> > the older firmware, then driver maintainers *need* to put the new
> > firmware into the firmware tree so that it actually gets to users.
> > In this case it looks like they only updated the legacy firmware/
> > directory in the kernel source itself, that people don't really use any
> > more and that is going to be going away real soon now. That's not very
> > useful.
> > Michael? Did you submit the new firmware for linux-firmware.git and I
> > just missed it? If so, I apologise; please could you resend?
> Sorry, I didn't know about the linux-firmware git tree. I'll re-submit
> the missing firmware files shortly. Thanks.
The same problem happened again with bnx2x.
You should *not* be adding new firmware to the source tree; add it to
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