[meta-freescale] Firmware loading

Otavio Salvador otavio at ossystems.com.br
Fri Mar 8 09:36:41 PST 2013

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.

Otavio Salvador                             O.S. Systems
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