Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] Qla2xxx: Initramfs no longer required
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:40:10
Message-Id: 48A59696.6000707@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-sparc] Qla2xxx: Initramfs no longer required by Friedrich Oslage
Friedrich Oslage wrote:
> If you own a SPARC system with a qla2xxx fibre channel adapter - SUN > Blade 1000/2000 for instance - you have been through a lot to get it > working with a recent kernel. > > Before kernel 2.6.18 was released it worked out of the box but then the > firmware has been removed from the kernel(due to licence issues) and an > initramfs was required to boot such a system. > > http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/sparc/qla2xxx.xml was created to > assist users in creating such an initramfs. > > Not any more!
Bah, and I put in a lot of work to get that firmware loading working in genkernel :P -- Andrew Gaffney http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/ Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator