Re: Linux 2.6.34 (rt2860 regression)

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue May 18 2010 - 09:37:11 EST

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:17:06PM +1000, CaT wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 05:55:39AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > I do not understand. The firmware is now part of the linux-firmware
> > tree, and if you install that, it is working just fine, right? We moved
> > the firmware out of the kernel tree on purpose.
> >
> > So what is the problem here?
> Well, the driver used to work and appears to be useless without it. I guess
> I'm wondering why it was kept out of the firmware directory where all the
> other firmware lives (and so allow the driver to simply continue to work
> and allow it to be compiled in).

Because we are not adding new firmware to the kernel tree wherever
possible, but instead, putting it in the separate linux-firmware tree.

> At the moment all the change appears to have done is break things that have
> been working without issue since before the driver was even in staging.

Just update the linux-firmware package and all will be working again.
We've been moving the firmware out of the staging drivers for a while
now, as they don't belong in the kernel tree.


greg k-h
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