Re: [PATCH] firmware: Allow release-specific firmware dir

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Fri Feb 25 2011 - 11:55:04 EST

On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 10:03 -0500, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
> Because every time you run 'make modules_install', it overwrites
> whatever is in /lib/firmware when there is a collision. When you're
> working with multiple kernel versions, you can end up with firmware
> blobs from older builds, and that may not be what you want. If the
> right answer is to always use kernel-firmware, then the firmwares
> should probably not be in the kernel tree at all.

The right answer is to always use kernel-firmware. The firmwares should
not be in the kernel tree at all.

Changing the default behaviour of 'make modules_install' so that it no
longer installs firmware would be the better option. As a stop-gap until
we finally do drop the legacy firmware images from the source tree.


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