Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 12617
unable to compile e100 firmware into kernel
Last modified: 2009-02-25 14:57:36 UTC
Subject : 2.6.29-rc: unable to compile e100 firmware into kernel
Submitter : Andrey Borzenkov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date : 2009-01-31 15:59
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123341764915181&w=4
Notify-Also : Jesse Brandeburg <email@example.com>
Notify-Also : David Woodhouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.28. Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.
*** Bug 12507 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
On Sunday 15 February 2009, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> On 15 of February 2009 20:38:15 David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-02-14 at 21:38 +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > This message has been generated automatically as a part of a
> > > report of recent regressions.
> > >
> > > The following bug entry is on the current list of known regressions
> > > from 2.6.28. Please verify if it still should be listed and let me
> > > know (either way).
> > >
> > >
> > > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12617
> > > Subject : unable to compile e100 firmware into kernel
> > > Submitter : Andrey Borzenkov <email@example.com>
> > > Date : 2009-01-31 15:59 (15 days old)
> > > References :
> > > http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123341764915181&w=4
> > I thought this was resolved?
> I guess it has to be closed. This was caused by config options mismatch
> and I do not see how we can programmatically express "this device could
> be required before any (even early) user space is available, so make
> sure everything that this device needs is built in".
> One possibility is following:
> --- drivers/base/Kconfig.orig 2009-01-17 14:46:28.000000000 +0300
> +++ drivers/base/Kconfig 2009-02-15 22:57:02.000000000 +0300
> @@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ config FW_LOADER
> config FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL
> bool "Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary"
> - depends on FW_LOADER
> + depends on FW_LOADER = y
> default y
> The kernel source tree includes a number of firmware 'blobs'
> On assumption that compiling firmware in kernel makes no sense as long
> as kernel does not even have facility to actually access it.