Re: b43 firmware ABI change
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 04:25:23PM +0100, Fabrizio Regalli wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 16:48 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > So the extraction process is re-done for each installed kernel
> > version? The source (Windows driver?) is required to be kept
> > around?
> The multiple firmware version support introduces a potential annoyance:
> downloading/extracting firmware during firmware-b43-installer package
> installation, then again (likely the same firmware version) when
> linux-image-* packages are configured (via /etc/kernel).
> This could be made more efficient, such as storing completed
> broadcom-wl-* file downloads permanently (until firmware-b43-installer
> is purged) then re-using these as needed instead of downloading.
That would certainly be preferable, if it's not too much work.
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