Bug#328324: please build powerpc64 kernel with tg3 support
On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 12:29:29AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> A. Maitland Bottoms wrote:
> > I think I'll just try building out of the linux-2.6 Debian source package.
> > Where is the svn for Debian's linux-2.6 kernel tree?
> http://svn.debian.org/ , Project "kernel".
> > I'd like to run
> > svn blame to see where the changelog line came from:
> > - readdition of tg3 driver, as firmware license has been fixed.
> > Maybe that wasn't quite right.
> Tg3 is built for most other architectures.
> > I think that your interpretation of the
> > fix in firmware license is that it improves the situation from undistributable
> > to non-free distributable.
> > So, perhaps this bug needs to be reassigned to linux-26, and retitled to
> > "non-free content in kernel source packages in main should be removed (again)".
> Or probably "re-enable tg3 for powerpc and arm".
Unless there are technical problems, for instance, tg3 oopses
all the time on arm (i made that up), it should either be on
or off uniformly for all achitecturs. The licencing battle
should be done at the source level - if its in our tree
then its fair game to be turned on.