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REQUEST_FIRMWARE(9)					   Device drivers infrastructure				       REQUEST_FIRMWARE(9)

request_firmware - send firmware request and wait for it SYNOPSIS
int request_firmware(const struct firmware ** firmware_p, const char * name, struct device * device); ARGUMENTS
firmware_p pointer to firmware image name name of firmware file device device for which firmware is being loaded DESCRIPTION
firmware_p will be used to return a firmware image by the name of name for device device. Should be called from user context where sleeping is allowed. name will be used as $FIRMWARE in the uevent environment and should be distinctive enough not to be confused with any other firmware image for this or any other device. Caller must hold the reference count of device. The function can be called safely inside device's suspend and resume callback. COPYRIGHT
Kernel Hackers Manual 3.10 June 2014 REQUEST_FIRMWARE(9)

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ipwfw -- Firmware Module for Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 driver SYNOPSIS
To compile this module into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file: device ipwfw This will include three firmware images inside the kernel. If you want to pick only the firmware image for the mode you want to operate your network adapter in choose one of the following: device ipwbssfw device ipwibssfw device ipwmonitorfw Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following lines in loader.conf(5): ipw_bss_load="YES" ipw_ibss_load="YES" ipw_monitor_load="YES" DESCRIPTION
This module provides access to firmware sets for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 series of IEEE 802.11 adapters. It may be statically linked into the kernel, or loaded as a module. For the loaded firmware to be enabled for use the license at /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/LICENSE must be agreed to by adding the following line to loader.conf(5): legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 FILES
/usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/LICENSE ipwfw firmware license SEE ALSO
ipw(4), firmware(9) BSD
January 14, 2010 BSD
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