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Re: Bug#446028: ITP: tg3dfsg -- firmware free Broadcom Tigon3 network driver

Robert Edmonds wrote:
>  This package provides the source code for the tg3dfsg kernel
>  module.  Kernel source or headers are required to compile this module.
> This driver complies with GR 2006-004 and should support all Tigon3
> hardware except for 5701a0 chipsets.  I intend to upload it should
> linux kernel images be uploaded which lack the tg3 driver.
This doesn't sound good.

Any reason why your 5701a0-removal patch can't be applied to our kernel
Or even better, why the driver can't be converted to use
request_firmware() instead of embedding the firmware to the source?


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