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Re: Preparing linux-2.6 2.6.18-1

Sven Luther wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 11:25:15AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
>> At a minumum, the patch for tg3 exists and is fully
>> functional: check with ldoolitt@recycle.lb.gov for the version against

er, that's @recycle.lbl.gov

I'm having him send me a copy.

>> the
>> up-to-date kernel, and the corresponding loadable firmware files.  It
>> works
> Comments from other had made me believe that this patch is not of enough
> quality to be allowed in upstream, and we can't thus accept it either,
> accordying to our current policy.

Stop slandering my work based on third-hand comments.

>> fine on at least the numerous boards which don't need firmware; the
>> previous version worked on boards which do need firmware, and there's no
>> substantial change, so I trust the patch.
> So, submit it upstream please.

It's going to.  I expect the upstream maintainers to reject it for no 
technical reason, simply out of hostility to firmware loading.  Of course,
I hope not.  We'll see.

>> If the firmware-loading tg3 driver is present in the next kernel package
>> version, I will believe that the kernel team is acting in good faith to
>> try to satisfy the Social Contract.
> And is it then acting in good faith too, while we know the d-i support for
> loading those will not be present for etch ?

The firmware isn't needed on the vast majority of tg3 boards!
Yes, it would inconvenience a small number of users!  Yes, that is good 

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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