Petter Reinholdtsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2014-10-06): > I noticed this bug was mentioned as a regression in the Jessie > installer, and thought I should have a look at how this could be > improved from the hw-detect side. > > The following patch replaces the code looking in > /dev/.udev/firmware-missing and /run/udev/firmware-missing for firmware > wanted by the kernel with code looking for firmware listed in the > meta-info of loaded modules. It will solve the problem for at least > some kernel modules, but not the class of modules refusing to load if > their firmware files are missing. > > Perhaps something do use while we wait for more information from the > kernel side? > > The patch is only partly tested on the command line inside d-i, and is > based on the isenkram code, but rewritten to avoid awk, as awk is not > available in d-i. I can brush it up if we decide to go in this > direction. The idea is to parse kernel logs. Mraw, KiBi.
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