[stable] Adding bnx2x driver in 5.0.3
The bnx2x driver was disabled in lenny due to its use of non-free
firmware. I have put together a patch that would reenable this driver
in lenny's 2.6.26 kernel, making use of the firmware split-out patch
that has gone upstream in Linux 2.6.31-rc releases (and is currently
in use in the linux-2.6 2.6.30 packages in sid).
I'd like to see if we can enable the use of this driver in 5.0.3.
As far as I can tell, the necessary steps would be:
- Update the kernel (obviously) - planned for a p-u upload this week
- Backport the necessary changes for firmware-nonfree from sid to add
the firmware-bnx2x package
- Update kernel-wedge/stable to include bnx2x if available (are there
space issues here?)
- Update d-i in 5.0.3 to incorporate this driver