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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/r8169: Correct the ram code for RTL8111D(L)
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:33:34 +0100
Francois Romieu <romieu@fr.zoreil.com> wrote:

> hayeswang <hayeswang@realtek.com> :
> > Excuse me, I have some questions about the firmware patch.
> >
> > 1. I should convert the data into the binary files (.bin). Is it right?
>
> You may do it.
>
> Fwiw I have cooked something for it in the attached patch #9 this WE. Feel
> free to take bits from it. I will not do more changes while you work on it.
>
> > 2. Where should I update the firmware files? Is the path the
> > linux-2.6/firmware?
>
> ! This directory is only here to contain firmware images extracted from old
> ! device drivers which predate the common use of request_firmware().
>
> It is fine for the existing code.
>
> > However, according to linux-2.6/firmeware/README.AddingFirmware, I
> > should update they to another repository:
> >
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
>
> /me scratches head.
>
> Assuming Realtek does not intend to stand this code / data as GPLable, yes.
> It will help people staying clear from non-free code, it will help packaging
> something useful and it will remove some cruft from the code.
>
> So everybody will end happy. Especially after an aspirin.

The plan is to do away with linux-2.6/firmware entirely.
Distributions are shipping the firmware from linux-firmware, not the
kernel files.


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