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    SubjectRe: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"
    > External firmware is by design an error prone system, even with
    > versioning. But by being built and linked into the driver, it
    > is fool proof.
    >
    > On a technical basis alone, we would never disconnect a crucial
    > component such as firmware, from the driver. The only thing
    > charging these transoformations, from day one, is legal concerns.

    As I said: We had this argument ten years ago (more than that now
    actually). People said the same thing about modules.

    Alan


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