Re: A proposal - binary

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 16:01:49 EST

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 03:56:17PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 12:36:00PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > That is good to know. But there is a kernel option which doesn't make
> > > much sense in that case:
> > >
> > > [*] Select only drivers that don't need compile-time external firmware
> >
> > No, that is very different. That option is present if you don't want to
> > build some firmware images from the source that is present in the kernel
> > tree, and instead, use the pre-built stuff that is also present in the
> > kernel tree.
> You're describing PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD. The text Zach quoted is from
> STANDALONE, which is something else completely. That allows us to not
> build drivers that pull in things from /etc and the like during compile.
> (Whoever thought that was a good idea?)

Oops, sorry, you are right. Yeah, some of those alsa driver look for
files in /etc when building, very strange...

Either way it's not what I think Zach was thinking it was about.


greg k-h
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