Bug#490354: Add atl2 support to kernel-wedge
forcemerge 462910 490354
On Friday 11 July 2008, Glenn Saberton wrote:
> This chipset is in all eeepc variants and apparently other low price
> asus motherboards. As the module is in linux-modules-extra and free, it
> would be great to add it.
This would essentially mean introducing an new module udeb just for this
driver as I don't think we want to combine modules from linux-2.6 and
l-m-e in the same udebs. Something like nic-lme-modules would be possible
What's the reason the module isn't pushed into the upstream kernel?
Does it have/require firmware?
What is the size of the module?
Are the systems that use it otherwise fully supported by the standard D-I?
Depending on the answers to those questions I have no real objections,
altough I also don't really like the explosion in kernel udebs we're
seeing with the last few kernels.
Adding a separate udeb also means that pkg-lists will need to be updated.