Re: New section for firmware.
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 07:02:27PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Kurt Roeckx]
> > The idea is to create a new section that contains files like firmware
> > images and FPGA data that gets written to the hardware to make it
> > fully functional. It is not meant for drivers that run on the host
> > CPU.
> Without weighing in on whether there _is_ a class of software for which
> users shouldn't have the right to look at and modify source code, this
> whole phrase "run on the host CPU" needs to die and be replaced by
> something more precise.
Note that the draft text doesn't actually say that part. I only
added it there to try and make it more clear. I'm not sure if
the rest is open for many different interpretations. And I'm
always open for better ways to describe it.