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Re: ipw2100: firmware problem

To: James Ketrenos <jketreno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ipw2100: firmware problem
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 15:56:15 +0200
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, Netdev list <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, kernel list <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "James P. Ketrenos" <ipw2100-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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James Ketrenos <jketreno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>
> We've been looking into whether the initrd can have the firmware affixed
> to the end w/ some magic bytes to identify it.  If it works, enhancing
> the request_firmware to support both hotplug and an initrd approach may
> be reasonable.

That space is already used in common distributions for replacement DSDTs

I guess at some point we will need a file system in there, but - oops -
we already have one, dont we? :)

-Andi

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