Linux disable firmware prevents NIC/Ethernet from working phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.

[   17.208336] tg3 0000:08:00.0: eth0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex
[   17.210194] tg3 0000:08:00.0: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX
[   76.000065] phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.
[   76.002332] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[   86.736004] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[  148.960038] phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.
[  254.748035] phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.

I can into a server that for some reason was running a kernel that wanted to load non-existent firmware files onto it before it would actually let it work.

The only work around solution I could find was the following:

echo 1 > /sys/class/firmware/timeout

That option just let's the device work as normal even if it can't load the firmware for any reason (which I think should be the default especially for critical device drivers like the NIC).


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linux, disable, firmware, prevents, nic, ethernet, phy, rt, lib_request_firmware, tg, eth, mbps, duplex, tx, rx, addrconf, netdev_change, ipv, routers, server, kernel, existent, echo, sys, timeout, default, drivers,

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