Re: "do not modify" blobs
On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 09:52:08AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Manoj -
> >>Has anyone done a survey to see how many "do not modify" blobs
> >>we are talking about here?
> > Not counting files already removed in 2.6.17,
> > drivers/net/appletalk/cops_ffdrv.h use-only (2)
> > drivers/net/appletalk/cops_ltdrv.h use-only (2)
> > drivers/net/tg3.c redistr-only
> > drivers/net/tokenring/3c359_microcode.h use-only (2)
> > drivers/net/typhoon-firmware.h redistr-only
> > drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/ql2100_fw.c redistr-only (1)
> > drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/ql2200_fw.c redistr-only (1)
> > drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/ql2300_fw.c redistr-only (1)
> > drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/ql2322_fw.c redistr-only (1)
> > drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/ql2400_fw.c redistr-only (1)
> > drivers/usb/misc/emi26_fw.h redistr-only (2,3)
> > (1) deprecated upstream, removed upstream as of 2.6.18?
> > (2) marked for deletion by recent "Kernel team position statement"
> > (3) redistributable as part of a Linux or other Open Source operating
> > system kernel
> So, substracting the ones removed or scheduled for removal, this makes
> two that will remain? Or are the ones marked with (2) still needed for
> etch? tg3 is important (guessing from the fact that I was aware of its
> existence...), how about typhoon?
the appletalk, tokenring and emi26 stuff is not needed for installation, or
not supported at all, so can go to non-free without problem.
You can hardly keep tg3 and get ride of typhoon though.