[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] kernel 2.6.34-1

Nezmer arch at nezmer.info
Tue May 18 15:49:22 EDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 04:28:43PM +0200, Thomas B?chler wrote:
> Am 18.05.2010 16:06, schrieb Evangelos Foutras:
> > In particular, notice Alex's reply stating:
> > 
> > --8<--------------------------------------------------------------------
> > In general, microcode is slowly being moved out of the kernel and into
> > the Linux firmware tree:
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git;a=tree
> > Eventually all of the radeon microcode will end up out up in that tree.
> > --8<--------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > I'm not sure what this means for our kernel26-firmware package, but I
> > believe we would want to ship the files included in the "Linux firmware
> > tree".
> No, we don't. We want to and will ship all the firmware files that are
> included in the current Linux release (make install_firmware).
> If the developers are not capable of ensuring that the driver and
> firmware versions in the Linux releases work together, that is a bug on
> their end. In this case, it seems they move code out of the radeon
> driver more quickly than into the firmware files - I am not willing to
> fix this screwup for them.

FYI, I had this discussion with the radeon guys months ago in IRC.
Apparently, kernel guys (maybe Linus) decided to not add new firmware
files to the kernel tree. That's why we have all those firmware packages
for in-tree modules.

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