cvs commit: src/sys/modules/iwi Makefile src/sys/dev/iwi
if_iwi.c if_iwireg.h if_iwivar.h
silby at silby.com
Sun Nov 20 07:39:19 GMT 2005
On Sat, 19 Nov 2005, Nate Lawson wrote:
> Right, but such an approach won't work for storage drivers like isp(4).
> Couldn't you just generalize the approach used by ispfw(4)? It uses the kld
> module approach to get the firmware into kernel memory.
For something like a network driver, preloading the firmware into a kld is
a waste of memory. The exception would be if you were to try netbooting
from a iwi card, but that seems unlikely to be a common problem.
Until someone does come up with the official "FreeBSD" way to load
firmware, let's stop kibitzing about this commit and let Damien get back
Mike "Silby" Silbersack
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