Yup - this will finally clear any doubt...
Posted Nov 9, 2010 21:07 UTC (Tue) by dwmw2
In reply to: Yup - this will finally clear any doubt...
Parent article: FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
Yes, we agreed at the Kernel Summit last week that we're going to remove the legacy firmware/ directory from the kernel. It's just confusing now, since most distributions have already stopped shipping its contents and are instead shipping the separate linux-firmware.git repository which contains a lot more firmware for different devices.
I was tempted to send a patch the same day we agreed it, but then decided to wait for 2.8.38 I want to make the transition slightly easier for those who were using CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL, by doing something that'll look for MODULE_FIRMWARE tags in the drivers which are built into the kernel, and try to pull those firmware images in automatically.
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