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SubjectRe: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"
On Sat, Jul 05, 2008 at 09:41:56AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Yes, it will, if the firmware blobs are packed into the kernel
> package. In a long term, we can put firmware files into a separate,
> architecture independent noarch package, though. This will save the
> total package size, too.

That could be interestingly hard, actually. Right now the kernel
package is one of these packages designed so that multiple versions
can be installed together. When the version of one of the firmwares
changes, the firmware package will have to be updated. But will it
keep the previous version? If it doesn't, the possibly still
installed older kernels won't work anymore. If it does, it will
accumulate a lot of files over time...

OG.



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