Commit 0946b2fb authored by Robin H. Johnson's avatar Robin H. Johnson Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

firmware: cleanup FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL message

The help for FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL still references the firmware_install
command that was recently removed by commit 5620a0d1 ("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: 5620a0d1 ("firmware: delete in-kernel firmware").
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRobin H. Johnson <robbat2@gentoo.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
parent 5a244727
...@@ -91,22 +91,23 @@ config FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL ...@@ -91,22 +91,23 @@ config FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL
depends on FW_LOADER depends on FW_LOADER
default y default y
help help
The kernel source tree includes a number of firmware 'blobs' Various drivers in the kernel source tree may require firmware,
that are used by various drivers. The recommended way to which is generally available in your distribution's linux-firmware
use these is to run "make firmware_install", which, after package.
converting ihex files to binary, copies all of the needed
binary files in firmware/ to /lib/firmware/ on your system so The linux-firmware package should install firmware into
that they can be loaded by userspace helpers on request. /lib/firmware/ on your system, so they can be loaded by userspace
helpers on request.
Enabling this option will build each required firmware blob Enabling this option will build each required firmware blob
into the kernel directly, where request_firmware() will find specified by EXTRA_FIRMWARE into the kernel directly, where
them without having to call out to userspace. This may be request_firmware() will find them without having to call out to
useful if your root file system requires a device that uses userspace. This may be useful if your root file system requires a
such firmware and do not wish to use an initrd. device that uses such firmware and you do not wish to use an
initrd.
This single option controls the inclusion of firmware for This single option controls the inclusion of firmware for
every driver that uses request_firmware() and ships its every driver that uses request_firmware(), which avoids a
firmware in the kernel source tree, which avoids a
proliferation of 'Include firmware for xxx device' options. proliferation of 'Include firmware for xxx device' options.
Say 'N' and let firmware be loaded from userspace. Say 'N' and let firmware be loaded from userspace.
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