cvs commit: src/sys/modules/iwi Makefile src/sys/dev/iwi
if_iwi.c if_iwireg.h if_iwivar.h
sam at errno.com
Sun Nov 20 17:54:38 GMT 2005
Mike Silbersack wrote:
> 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
> to work.
It's not a question of kibbitzing; there's been discussion about dealing
with this issue with a general mechanism and not sticking individual
solutions in drivers. Doing this would mean not having to answer the
immediate followup questions like "what about ipw".
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