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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] firmware: Allow release-specific firmware dir
    From: David Woodhouse <>
    Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:01:59 -0700

    > On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 10:15 -0400, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
    > > This patch moves them to /lib/firmware/$KERNELRELEASE. udev v127's
    > > looks there first before falling back to /lib/firmware.
    > NAK.
    > This isn't compatible with the version of udev that people actually have
    > installed, today. And it's also the _wrong_ thing to do.
    > Firmware really _isn't_ version-specific.

    Tell that to every Debian and Debian derived system on the planet.

    To my knowledge, it is only fedora and possibly one or two other dists
    that put the firmware files in a unary /lib/firmware location, rather
    than a versioned /lib/firmware/$KERNELRELASE one.

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