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SubjectRe: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Jul 2008 14:57:56 -0400
> Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
>> Alan Cox wrote:
>>>> When the firmware travels with the module, as it does today in tg3, bnx2
>>>> and others, is the most reliable system available. The simplest, the
>>>> least amount of "parts", the easiest to upgrade, the best method to
>>>> guarantee driver/firmware version matches. It works wonderfully today.
>>>> Is it difficult to see why someone might want to keep the same attributes?
>>> No I can see that, should be a simple matter of sending David patches.
>> Isn't it David's obligation not to remove a highly reliable, working system?
> I don't see why it should be David's job to add every conceivable feature
> to the code.

Just whose job is it, exactly, to avoid regressions?

Why is it unfair to ask a patch author not to break stuff?

> And this is the pot calling the kettle black. You badly
> broke Marvell PATA support by setting the Marvell SATA devices to AHCI. I
> note you've still not fixed that after some months.

Even if we accept that at face value, which I don't (it's more a driver
load order issue), that is no excuse for further regressions.


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