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Re: LCC and blobs

md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:

> On Dec 19, Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> > No: it's reporting that the card did activate correctly, but it's not
>> > the driver's fault. The driver is complete and does not lack anything
>> > needed to operate the device.
>> ...except the firmware?
> No: the driver does not uses the firmware, the device does.
> The driver stays the same before and after the firmware has been
> uploaded.

But the driver would not have reported that message if it had had
access to the firmware.  Look, you can't seriously argue that the
device is software, or that the device+driver bundle doesn't operate
differently depending on the presence of additional software -- the
kernel, for example, or the firmware.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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