On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 03:27:38AM +1000, Garrett Wollman wrote:
>The fact that said directory is under CVS control, which is what I'm
>suggesting we get away from.

How do you suggest such files get distributed?  Everything else is
in the CVS repository and most (if not all) of our build process
is designed around it.  As Matt pointed out, CVS provides us with
a good mechanism for ensuring that I can identify what version of
the firmware I am using - and be reasonably certain it matches the
code that Matt (or whoever) validated.

>The files can be compiled into the kernel very easily using `file2c',
>or simply loaded directly by the boot loader.

I don't see the purpose of having a firmware image permanently
resident (especially given their sizes).  Getting the boot loader to
directly load the firmware into the device seems a much nicer
solution.  If this is impractical, treating the firmware as a kld and
unloading it after downloading the firmware would seem the next best


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