Kernel almost hangs when CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=y
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
hmh at hmh.eng.br
Mon Aug 29 19:08:28 PDT 2011
On Mon, 29 Aug 2011, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> So, hypothetically speaking, hpa suggested then that we could pass
> firmware blobs over the linked list setup_data thing in the real-mode
> kernel header and parse_setup_data() can look at them and map them
> somewhere later for the driver to find. This should be doable because
> you're only gonna need a handful of blobs for CPU ucode, network and GPU
> if the last is compiled in.
> I wanted to take a serious look at that for the ucode loading, maybe I
> should try to shuffle some time for it...
It would be very useful, yes.
Alternatively, you could extend the initrd format to have a firmware
directory appended after the filesystem image. ACPI is going to abuse
the initrd in just that way to override ACPI tables very soon (patches
have been already submitted to linux-acpi), so if a more structured and
extensible way to piggy-back early-init data in the initrd is needed, it
would be good to bring that to the table NOW.
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