Subject: Re: micro-code and PCI
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/27/2000 10:21:16
Yes, but this was semi-the wrong thing to do. By not having uptodate firmware
paired with the driver, I can tell you that of a population of less than 50
boards at NASA/Ames, 10 at least were running out of date (and bad) firmware.

On 27 Jul 2000, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

> (Eduardo Horvath) writes:
> > Usually, microcode is compiled into the kernel.  How big is this microcode
> > image?
> That really depends on the device; see esh/eshconfig, for instance.
> in general, if it's not needed to boot, then it's not clear to me that
> it should be in the kernel.  ("why blow the wired space, when you
> don't have to.")