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SubjectRe: airo and firmware upload (was Re: 2.6 must-fix list, v3)
On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 04:38:26PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jean Tourrilhes <jt@bougret.hpl.hp.com> wrote:
> >
> > firmwares blobs
>
> well for the purposes of tracking 2.6 activities I'll separate this issue
> of firmware access policy out from drivers/net/wireless/.
>
> yeah, it would be nice if the core kernel provided a "give me my firmware"
> API or something.

Well, Manuel Estrada (also author of the orinoco USB patches) has
proposed one on lkml. Doesn't look like people were happy with that
version, but I think he's still working on revising it based on
feedback.

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