[arch-dev-public] linux-firmware package, some thoughts

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 27 18:30:00 UTC 2021

Hi guys,
lately did a lot of archboot hacking and stumbled over our firmware package.
It needs installed 750 MB, download size is 130 MB.
I tried to get it smaller and uploaded the archboot-linux-firmware package
for my purposes.
Our linux kernel needs only 180 MB installed size, download size is about
37 MB.
Wouldn't it make sense to provide for each kernel we ship, a separate
firmware package?
Just my 2 cwnts,

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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