Re: mainline aic94xx firmware woes

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On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 06:38:56AM -0500, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 12:33 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > We should not be including non-free firmware in the kernel, we should be
> > continuing to drive it out into things like initramfs.
> Right, which is why this was done as one of the conditions for accepting
> the driver

Fair enough.

> > > Also, aic94xx does not compile unless FW_LOADER is set in .config due
> > > to missing 'request_firmware'. What's the right thing to do here -
> > > aic94xx selecting it, depending on it
> > 
> > Either select or depend
> select, I think.

aic94xx relies on external firmware and thus requires FW_LOADER.

Signed-off-by: Muli Ben-Yehuda <[email protected]>

diff -r 2e01eba444f0 drivers/scsi/aic94xx/Kconfig
--- a/drivers/scsi/aic94xx/Kconfig	Mon Sep 25 10:07:49 2006 +0700
+++ b/drivers/scsi/aic94xx/Kconfig	Mon Sep 25 17:08:09 2006 +0300
@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@ config SCSI_AIC94XX
 	tristate "Adaptec AIC94xx SAS/SATA support"
 	depends on PCI
+	select FW_LOADER
 		This driver supports Adaptec's SAS/SATA 3Gb/s 64 bit PCI-X
 		AIC94xx chip based host adapters.

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