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Subject[PATCH 4.14 030/164] firmware: cleanup FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL message
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4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@gentoo.org>

commit 0946b2fb38fdb6585a5ac3ca84ac73924f645952 upstream.

The help for FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL still references the firmware_install
command that was recently removed by commit 5620a0d1aacd ("firmware:
delete in-kernel firmware").

Clean up the message to direct the user to their distribution's
linux-firmware package, and remove any reference to firmware being
included in the kernel source tree.

Fixes: 5620a0d1aacd ("firmware: delete in-kernel firmware").
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@gentoo.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
drivers/base/Kconfig | 25 +++++++++++++------------
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/base/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/base/Kconfig
@@ -91,22 +91,23 @@ config FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL
depends on FW_LOADER
default y
help
- The kernel source tree includes a number of firmware 'blobs'
- that are used by various drivers. The recommended way to
- use these is to run "make firmware_install", which, after
- converting ihex files to binary, copies all of the needed
- binary files in firmware/ to /lib/firmware/ on your system so
- that they can be loaded by userspace helpers on request.
+ Various drivers in the kernel source tree may require firmware,
+ which is generally available in your distribution's linux-firmware
+ package.
+
+ The linux-firmware package should install firmware into
+ /lib/firmware/ on your system, so they can be loaded by userspace
+ helpers on request.

Enabling this option will build each required firmware blob
- into the kernel directly, where request_firmware() will find
- them without having to call out to userspace. This may be
- useful if your root file system requires a device that uses
- such firmware and do not wish to use an initrd.
+ specified by EXTRA_FIRMWARE into the kernel directly, where
+ request_firmware() will find them without having to call out to
+ userspace. This may be useful if your root file system requires a
+ device that uses such firmware and you do not wish to use an
+ initrd.

This single option controls the inclusion of firmware for
- every driver that uses request_firmware() and ships its
- firmware in the kernel source tree, which avoids a
+ every driver that uses request_firmware(), which avoids a
proliferation of 'Include firmware for xxx device' options.

Say 'N' and let firmware be loaded from userspace.

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