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 email@example.com for the version against
er, that's @recycle.lbl.gov
I'm having him send me a copy.
>> up-to-date kernel, and the corresponding loadable firmware files. It
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...