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SubjectRe: [PATCH] linux-firmware: add MISSING file
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On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 11:39 PM, Xose Vazquez Perez
<xose.vazquez@gmail.com> wrote:
> to document the reason why a firmware is not present
>
> Cc: Daniel Drake <dsd@laptop.org>
> Cc: Ulrich Kunitz <kune@deine-taler.de>
> Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
> Cc: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> Cc: <linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Xose Vazquez Perez <xose.vazquez@gmail.com>
> ---
> MISSING | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 MISSING
>
> diff --git a/MISSING b/MISSING
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..f228099
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/MISSING
> @@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
> + ***********
> + * MISSING *
> + ***********
> +
> +This file attempts to document the reason why a firmware is not present
> +in this bundle.

From the user's point of view this not really helpful.
Wouldn't a in-kernel table of known but missing firmware files make more sense?
The kernel could write a log like "Yeah, I know this firmware but
sadly I don't have it because of ..."

--
Thanks,
//richard


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