ti_usb's firmware (Re: Solving the linux-2.6 firmware issue)
On 2007-01-06, Frederik Schueler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Now, removing all these drivers is a workaround so we can release ASAP.
> The real solution needs to be addressed after the release, as was
> already stated in the discussion prior to the GR:
> - have vendors re-release the drivers including the complete source of=20
> the firmwares under a DFSG compatible license or
> - patch the drivers to use request_firmware(), and have vendors relicense
> the firmwares so we can at least ship the drivers in the modules-nonfree=
ASAP is ASAP.
Is it possible to have ti_usb serial driver patched with adoption of
request_firmware()? I've posted rfc patch month+ ago. Even shown up
author of the driver requested just to split emacs' visiting and the
rest. One useful thing may be to have a file in doc/ expaining how to
have this driver working. Smart upstream guys implemented function, that
helps to get rid of udev on installatin of the driver is in 2.6.19.
A set of devices, covered by this driver is small, thus udev issues are
minor, documentation is sufficient.
Author's comments are here:
Now i'm back after many successive disasters in rl and i can finish
this up. But it can happen only in case of "ASAP" expanding on this.
#oo'L O 1981-2006