On Saturday 28 February 2009 11:47:57 Tim Jackson wrote:
I maintain alsa-firmware and the following bug regarding file
between recent versions of kernel-firmware and alsa-firmware got raised today:
I'm not really familiar with the kernel package maintenance, nor who/what
governs what firmware goes into kernel-firmware (and indeed how that is
related to the upstream kernel). I had a cursory look at the kernel spec
in CVS but that didn't appear to have any relevant recent changes that
I did a diff between the firmware in alsa-firmware and in
kernel-firmware-2.6.29-0.172.rc6.git4.fc11 and it's clear that although
there are some overlaps, much of the audio firmware in alsa-firmware isn't
The current conflicting files are:
Things that are in alsa-firmware but NOT in the above version of
[usx2y, which does something funky so it's not in /lib/firmware]
Either way, it looks like we need to work together on this.
- I'm happy to just drop the conflicting files from alsa-firmware - is
that the right thing to do?
I'd say yes. The versions shipped in the kernel are (supposed to be)
known to work with the matching shipped kernel code.
- Are the above audio firmware files in kernel-firmware there to
They're put into kernel-firmware as part of the kernel's firmware
process, so as long as they're part of the kernel, yeah, they'll be there.
- Is there a long term goal to bring all the firmware from
upstream into the kernel-firmware package?
No clue... Would have to talk to some alsa folks.