[Bug 40952] R100 firmware no longer loads

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Thu Aug 25 15:44:00 PDT 2011


--- Comment #10 from Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>  2011-08-25 22:43:53 ---
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM,  <bugzilla-daemon at bugzilla.kernel.org> wrote:
> Interestingly, the RS780 managed to load its firmware (also all compiled into
> the kernel) even w/o this patch.

Does the R600+ driver perhaps load firmware only at open time?

The problem with the r100 driver is that it loads firmware very early
on, at driver init time. Generally it's *much* better if you request
the firmware when the device is actually opened, rather than when the
driver loads.


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