[meta-freescale] Firmware loading

John Weber rjohnweber at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 20:53:39 PDT 2013

Bug is reported:

On 3/8/13 11:36 AM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM, John Weber <rjohnweber at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I could, but I think that these issues are probably resolved by using
>> upstream sources, so I'm not sure if this is a bug for greater Yocto or not.
>> Does it make sense to file a bug, even if it is closed just for
>> informational purposes?
> We cannot; due GPU issues. So please report a bug about it.
>> I do think that this will be a problem for the following systems:
>> - Using a version of udev > 176 (I suspect this, as that is when udev moved
>> to an internal-only firmware loading capability, but I know it is a problem
>> for 182)
>> - Using a kernel < 3.7 (3.7 incorporated a filesystem firmware loading
>> feature which bypasses udev)
>> - Drivers loading their firmware in the module init stage  (as the brcmfmac
>> does)
>> I'd like to create a recipe to at least get this working in Yocto/Poky
>> master for this and submit it to meta-freescale that would do the following:
>> - Patch the kernel to remove the staging drivers and add the
>> net/wirelesss/brcm80211 backport
>> - Fetch the firmware from a *remote repository* and load it into the
>> kernel's firmware directory
>> - Patch the defconfig to add the extra firmware to load into the kernel
> Read other reply please.

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