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From: Ivan Kabaivanov <chepati@...>
Subject: Re: Booting the system...
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:23:33 -0400
On Thursday 27 March 2008 19:05, Ferris McCormick wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:06:47 -0400
>

[snip]

> > you're almost there.  Get the binary firmware from
> > ftp://ftp.qlogic.com/outgoing/linux/firmware (just get the .bin files,
> > not the .bin-version files).  There are five or six files altogether. 
> > You don't need all, but they are relatively small so it's no big deal
> > putting all of them in /lib/firmware.
>
> Actually, you can get the firmware by
> emerge qla-fc-firmware
> (We have a package for it).
>
> Also, if you want to try it, you can now use genkernel for building
> this (although it sounds like you are close enough that you would
> likely lose time that way).  The trick with genkernel is that the
> stable version probably will not work, but the ~sparc version will
> (that is, sys-kernel/genkernel-3.4.10_pre7).
>
> > Make sure on the initramfs you have /etc/udev/rules.d/ with appropriate
> > rules, including one to handle firmware loading.  Also make sure you have
> > on the initramfs /lib/udev/firmware.sh.  This script is part of udev. 
> > Just copy it.
>
> Interesting.  Does that approach work? (I guess it must because you
> seem to be using it.)  Normally, the qla2xxxx driver loads the firmware
> (and when you use genkernel, you also build the driver as a module and
> put the firmware into the initrd).  I'm interested to see how this
> works.

Ferris,

Indeed it works -- that's the way our ipcop-sparc initramfs loads the 
firmware.  I did try it without udev but simply modprobing the module did not 
load the firmware.

If you're interested I can send you our ipcop-sparc initramfs image.

IvanK.

[snip]
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