I've just compiled a 2.6.33 kernel, but the R700_rlc.bin file was not installed into the firmware directory. I've fetched and installed it manually, and the DRM/DRI2 is working fine(*), but I was expecting this firmware to come with the kernel sources.
Did I miss something?
New firmware files will not be included in the kernel. Existing firmwares will gradually be deleted from the kernel releases.