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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] firmware: Allow release-specific firmware dir
    On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 01:29:46PM +0200, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
    > David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> writes:
    >
    > > > 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.
    >
    > We (Mandriva Linux) do too.
    > Why other distro cannot package firmware separatly for all their kernel
    > flavors?
    >
    > Firmware are not version-specific.

    Yes it is, when it is bundled with the kernel source tree itself.

    Why do people not realize this?

    This is a real problem for distros, and for anyone who wants to have
    multiple kernel versions on a single machine. Jeff's patch fixes this.

    thanks,

    greg k-h


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