Re: tg3 driver fails to load firmware (2.6.29)

From: Michael Tokarev
Date: Tue Mar 24 2009 - 08:17:26 EST

Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
From the log:

Mar 24 09:02:42 proxy-cvk-2 kernel: [ 40.600196] tg3 0000:02:02.1: firmware: requesting tigon/tg3_tso.bin
Mar 24 09:02:42 proxy-cvk-2 kernel: [ 100.599130] eth1: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

# ll /lib/firmware/2.6.29/tigon/tg3_tso.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7004 Mar 24 09:24 /lib/firmware/2.6.29/tigon/tg3_tso.bin

Shouldn't it be in /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin ?

I mean, are you sure it's kernel and not userspace (udev?) issue?

Starting with 2.6.29, tg3 does not include firmware in the kernel anymore,
as happened with many other drivers already - that was a change for sure.

(which reminds me I have to rework diskless initrd *again* shrug)

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