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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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