[packages/kernel] add firmware bcond to disable packaging firmware in main package (use linux-firmware package)
baggins at pld-linux.org
Mon Mar 16 08:45:21 CET 2015
On Fri, 13 Feb 2015, Elan Ruusamäe wrote:
> On 13.02.2015 12:10, Jan Rękorajski wrote:
> > Add Req linux-firmware when building with internal firmware disabled.
> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:40 AM, glen <glen at pld-linux.org> wrote:
> >> commit 6133b03ba349175a5dd4e5aaacea9a73c2a95115
> >> Author: Elan Ruusamäe <glen at delfi.ee>
> >> Date: Tue Feb 3 00:03:10 2015 +0200
> >> add firmware bcond to disable packaging firmware in main package (use linux-firmware package)
> on a slightly related topic:
> kernel makefile supports two way of installing firmwares:
> 1. install what is needed based on enabled modules
> 2. install any firmware present in sources
> how pld make install is invoked, it does "2", but imho should do "1".
It's not _that_ smart, what I see in Makefile is "install firmware for
modules" and "install all firmware", I don't know if built-in drivers
always pull firmware inline. Besides, the gain would probably be small,
did you test it?
> also, what is the difference with firmware from kernel sources and the
> externally built one.
> i have not found definitive answer to this.
linux-firmware is more complete due to licensing:
This repository contains all these firmware images which have been
extracted from older drivers, as well various new firmware images which
we were never permitted to include in a GPL'd work, but which we _have_
been permitted to redistribute under separate cover.
Jan Rękorajski | PLD/Linux
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