[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] New core package: linux-firmware

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed May 19 18:40:30 EDT 2010

Am 20.05.2010 00:30, schrieb Matthew Monaco:
> Maybe this is a little premature, or altogether irrelevant, but now that
> we're reorganizing all of the firmware what can we expect in terms of
> its inclusion in the initcpio?
> Is there a direct relationship between modules and firmware so that just
> what's needed can be loaded automatically? Is it too much to just take
> it all with a 'firmware' hook?

Required firmware is added to the initramfs automatically - at least the
firmware files that are listed in 'modinfo' of the module in question.
Beyond that, there is nothing we can do.

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