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Re: New summary: Binary peripheral software

On Apr 04, Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote:

> The reason that I'm not removing them straight away is a feeble
> attempt on my part to minimise the effect on our users.  I know
> quite a number of other drivers that are affected by this issue.
> No I won't be telling you where they are.  If you want them all
> to be removed, you'll have to find them yourselves and report
> them.
> To start with, the drivers that have been reported so far are
> drivers/scsi/qla2xxx and drivers/net/tg3.  They will both be
> removed in the next release of the relevant packages.
I understand your point but I do not like double standards, so if you
will remove these drivers from the kernel package I will file RC bugs
against all the appropriate packages requesting the removal of other
drivers containing firmwares or other binary blobs of unexplained origin.

(This would also mean that a knoppix CD will continue to be my favourite
debian installer, tg3 is a driver I consider essential.)

ciao, |
Marco | [5566 coNXLnj4vtFto]

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