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Re: Some thoughts about firmware inclusion.

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:06:24 -0400
Jon Masters <jcm redhat com> wrote:

> On a tangent, I would like to have a discussion about in-kernel
> firmware as it becomes split out and loaded using request_firmware.
> So that third parties can supply different firmware updates, can we
> agree that it's worthwhile having one firmware package for each
> firmware file set needed by the kernel package, in the longer term?

These wouldn't turn into kmod like packages would they, and have all
the same kludges to work with RPM?  Are you going to have to handle
different firmware sets for each kernel version you might have
installed, plus alternatives from upstream?  Obviously I'm a bit
reluctant to reintroduce nightmares like this.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?

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