Le mardi 21 octobre 2008 11:41:14, vous avez écrit : > Package: general > Severity: serious > Justification: DFSG > > raff.debian.org uses a Compaq Smart 5i RAID card. A flash memory is used > to store the firmware. While the firmware is freely downloadable (as in > beer) on HP website , we don't have the corresponding source code. > > I suggest that someone works with HP to get the corresponding source > code. Until we found a solution, I recommend we simply shutdown the > machine. > >  > http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?la >ng=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=374803&prodNameId=266599&swEnvOID >=4004&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-3d1aaa0b48c04b628789e598d3 Hi, considering this serious issue, instead of shutting down the machine which handles two important services , I would rather reconfigure the machine to use software RAID with mdadm and not using the hardware RAID card which leads to unacceptable use of non-free software in the core of Debian buildd's. This will inevitably lead to temporary shutdown of these two services, which would have to be superseeded in another machine, running exclusively free software and no non-free blobs... And this needs work by powerful and "having-time" DD's, but freedom is maybe at that price. Regards, OdyX  buildd.debian.org - autobuild master keyring.debian.org - debian keyring master and keyserver -- Didier Raboud, proud Debian user. CH-1802 Corseaux email@example.com
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