Re: [stable] Adding bnx2x driver in 5.0.3
Otavio Salvador wrote:
> Hello dann,
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 4:04 PM, dann frazier<email@example.com> wrote:
>> The bnx2x driver was disabled in lenny due to its use of non-free
>> firmware. I have put together a patch that would reenable this driver
>> in lenny's 2.6.26 kernel, making use of the firmware split-out patch
>> that has gone upstream in Linux 2.6.31-rc releases (and is currently
>> in use in the linux-2.6 2.6.30 packages in sid).
> Really good news :-)
>> I'd like to see if we can enable the use of this driver in 5.0.3.
>> As far as I can tell, the necessary steps would be:
>> - Update the kernel (obviously) - planned for a p-u upload this week
>> - Backport the necessary changes for firmware-nonfree from sid to add
>> the firmware-bnx2x package
AFAICS both above are done?
>> - Update kernel-wedge/stable to include bnx2x if available (are there
>> space issues here?)
> The space usage is neglitable and I think it can be done with a very
> small risk of regressions.
> Be sure to use the kernel-wedge of lenny for building it since we've
> changed kernel-wedge a lot during the 2.6.30 migration and it is not
> suitable for the lenny usage.
What's the status here?
>> - Update d-i in 5.0.3 to incorporate this driver
> Yes, you got the picture right.
> I offer help if required.
This can probably be done already when kernel-wedge is updated? Please
don't delay when unnecessary, TIA.