cvs commit: src/sys/modules/iwi Makefile src/sys/dev/iwi if_iwi.c if_iwireg.h if_iwivar.h

Mike Silbersack silby at
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.
> -- 
> Nate

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 
to work.

Mike "Silby" Silbersack

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