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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ip2: use request_firmware()
O> This separation certainly does not make things _easier_ for users, our 
> reason for existence. This separation certainly does not make it easier
> to drop in a driver with a firmware, i.e. not easier on driver
> developers. It is one more PITA detail when copying a driver from one
> kernel to another, or shipping the driver out of tree.

Users run distributions. The user picture is "I installed it, it worked".

> There are good reasons why the Makefile rules, Kconfig rules, C source
> code and headers for a driver all live together... moving the firmware

But they don't. Half the headers are in include/, random bits of glue are
scattered around the scripts dir.

> I like the goal, but see little effort in the area of "make this
> transition painless for users."

I think we need to think about "for the technically competent and distro
builders". I don't see any connection between the choice of firmware
source directory and users at all. They typed make, magic occurred.


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