Re: Bug#642468: kfreebsd-8|9 does not provide any method to use non-free firmware blobs
Since that seems more straightforward than all my approaches and more
easily possible to build from a pristine source directory, I wonder if
we could have a non-free kernel officially in the meantime, until a user
space loader works?
That have been also original intention. After build of non-stripped
orig.tar.gz, the added driver can be selected and put into add-on
But some parts in #594940 are described as "not distributable".
We have three types of problematic code.
- binary only for target, i.e. nve, hptrr
we using different gcc, may be slightly different ABI
- not distributable and may be distributable firmware
- distributable, but non-free
The first set is disabled via 903_disable_non-free_drivers.diff
and 2nd and 3rd via 999_firmware.diff.
Our manpower is simply limited ...