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    SubjectRe: [GIT *] Allow request_firmware() to be satisfied from in-kernel, use it in more drivers.
    On Tue, 15 Jul 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > On Tue, 15 Jul 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
    >> So, how is this solved by Debian for already existing firmware packages?
    >> Basically by making a separate package for each firmware file (or
    >> driver). This works because there are not too many of them, but having a
    >> huge number of tiny packages is a nightmare by itself.
    > Why don't you just take the kernel-supplied firmware and make it part of
    > the kernel package? The same way the kernel-supplied modules are part of
    > it?

    David W has made it very clear that the eventual intent of this patch
    series is to remove all firmware from the kernel tree and have it shipped
    as a seperate package.

    David Lang

    > You're sounding like
    > "Mommy, mommy, it hurts when I repeatedly hit my head against the wall
    > and stick forks in my eyes!"
    > and quite frankly, it doesn't make me go "Oh, poor baby" at all.
    > Linus
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