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Re: kernel firmwares: GR proposal

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

>> It seems to me that this GR is unacceptable in this form because it
>> does not give an adequate definition of firmware, and people seem to
>> mean many different things by it.
> Well, in this case, firmware is clearly the firmware blobs actually into the
> kernel without sources. This GR speaks only about the linux kernel, and is
> not really generic like Steve's, and clearly mentions earlier the firmware as
> being either program or register dumps.

So how do I know whether something is "firmware" instead of just
ordinary sourceless code?

Or is this supposed to be a blanket exemption for any non-source code
in the kernel, of whatever sort?

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