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Re: Purge of firmware to recommence

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:25:54PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 10:07:58AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Herbert Xu wrote:
> > > In accordance with the latest directive from the RM, I shall recommence
> > > the removal of non-free firmware where no acceptable solution using
> > > user-space firmware loaders has been provided.
> > Is anyone planning on doing work on writing patches to use the request
> > firmware stuff to move the firmware to userspace?
> Is request_firmware going to be used for our 2.4 and even 2.2 kernels as
> well as 2.6? 

TTBOMK, request_firmware is fine for 2.4 as of 2.4.23:


> Herbert has talked about removing drivers from 2.2 as well I think.

2.2 kernels in sarge are:
	m68k: 2.2.25 (6 variants)
	powerpc: 2.2.10 for apus
	sparc: 2.2.20 (4 variants: sun4cdm, sun4dm-smp, sun4u, sun4u-smp)

The m68k variants have corresponding 2.4.25 variants.
Ditto powerpc.

The sparc images don't have corresponding 2.4.x based variants, afaics.


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