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Bug 244651 - sys-kernel/genkernel - add option to install firmware for 2.6.27 kernel
Summary: sys-kernel/genkernel - add option to install firmware for 2.6.27 kernel
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Genkernel Maintainers
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 351772
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Reported: 2008-10-27 15:44 UTC by Yogesh
Modified: 2011-01-16 17:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Yogesh 2008-10-27 15:44:49 UTC
With 2.6.27 kernel, firmware for drivers is not always included in drivers
Please add an option to install firmware or check kernel config and automatically include make firmware_install command when firmware blobs are excluded from kernel.
Comment 1 Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2011-01-11 16:47:47 UTC
Sorry that no one got back to you in time.

Is this feature request still valid?
If I do not hear anything in two weeks I may close this bug.
Comment 2 Yogesh 2011-01-12 05:01:55 UTC
I believe it will be a nice to have feature....
Comment 3 Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2011-01-14 18:36:36 UTC
If I interpreted your request correctly, this patch may help:;a=commitdiff;h=5d0aca27018a763ca39cb3a9a9137807cdb66931

The call to "make firmware_install" is currently placed between compilation of the kernel itself and its modules:

*         >> Compiling 2.6.36-gentoo-r4 bzImage...
*         >> Installing firmware ('make firmware_install') due to CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL != y...
*         >> Compiling 2.6.36-gentoo-r4 modules...

The experimental branch (containing the patch) is exposed by genkernel-99999 (five nines).  Please give it a spin and report back, how it works for you.