Re: [PATCH] firmware: Restore support for built-in firmware

From: Greg KH
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 - 12:57:14 EST

On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 11:01:16AM +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> Commit 5620a0d1aac ("firmware: delete in-kernel firmware") removed the
> entire firmware directory. Unfortunately it thereby also removed the
> support for built-in firmware.

The goal was to delete the in-kernel firmware, why do you want to add it

> This restores the ability to build firmware directly into the kernel by
> pruning the original Makefile to the necessary minimum. The default for
> EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR is now the standard directory /lib/firmware/.

But what firmware is this fixing the build for?

As I asked in the other email, I don't understand the problem here, but
it's early, and the Plumbers closing party lasted really late...


greg k-h