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From: "Joshua Saddler (nightmorph)" <nightmorph@g.o>
Subject: gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook: hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:44:01 +0000
nightmorph    09/12/09 18:44:01

  Modified:             hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml
  Log:
  Now Sparc users with qla2xxx controllers can use recent kernels and external firmware with minimum fuss. bug 296332.

Revision  Changes    Path
1.37                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml?rev=1.37&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml?rev=1.37&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml?r1=1.36&r2=1.37

Index: hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.36
retrieving revision 1.37
diff -u -r1.36 -r1.37
--- hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml	8 Dec 2009 20:13:33 -0000	1.36
+++ hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml	9 Dec 2009 18:44:01 -0000	1.37
@@ -4,12 +4,12 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml,v 1.36 2009/12/08 20:13:33 nightmorph Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml,v 1.37 2009/12/09 18:44:01 nightmorph Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
-<version>9.2</version>
-<date>2009-12-08</date>
+<version>9.3</version>
+<date>2009-12-09</date>
 
 <section>
 <title>Timezone</title>
@@ -59,12 +59,6 @@
 # <i>emerge gentoo-sources</i>
 </pre>
 
-<note>
-If you're using a qla2xxx disk controller, you'll need to <c>emerge
-=vanilla-sources-2.6.16*</c> (<e>not</e> <c>gentoo-sources</c>), because kernels
->=2.6.17 won't work with this controller.
-</note>
-
 <p>
 When you take a look in <path>/usr/src</path> you should see a symlink called
 <path>linux</path> pointing to your kernel source. In this case, the installed
@@ -221,6 +215,25 @@
 </p>
 
 <p>
+If you're using a qla2xxx disk controller, you'll need to be a 2.6.27 kernel or
+newer, and you'll also need to emerge <c>sys-block/qla-fc-firmware</c>. Next,
+run <c>make menuconfig</c> and navigate to the Device Drivers section. You'll
+need to add support for loading external firmware.
+</p>
+
+<pre caption="Enabling external firmware">
+Device Drivers  ---&gt;
+   Generic Driver Options  ---&gt;
+   ()  External firmware blobs to build into the kernel binary
+   ()  Firmware blobs root directory
+</pre>
+
+<p>
+Set "External firmware blobs" to <path>ql2200_fw.bin</path> and "Firmware blobs
+root directory" to <path>/lib/firmware</path>.
+</p>
+
+<p>
 When you're done configuring your kernel, continue with <uri
 link="#compiling">Compiling and Installing</uri>. However, after having
 compiled the kernel, check its size:





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