[alsa-devel] Merging alsa-firmware into linux-firmware

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Thu Jul 22 12:07:33 CEST 2010

Okay, I think I got most of it sorted out:

emi_26_62 / emagic
korg1212 / korg
maestro3 / ess
sb16 / sb16
wavefront / yamaha
ymfpci / yamaha
...are already in linux-firmware so they won't be merged.

multisound / turtlebeach symlinks won't be merged for the time being,
since the original firmware isn't easily accessible.

usx2yloader however seems to put files outside the /lib/firmware path
(/usr/share/alsa/...), and I believe it has a userspace firmware loader
triggered by an udev event. I'll put it into /lib/firmware/tascam or
something like that, but we need to update the loader as well to use the
new path.

The rest should merge without trouble.

On 2010-07-20 12:38, David Henningsson wrote:
> Hi,
> Chase Douglas (@canonical) and I plan to take what's left of
> alsa-firmware and try to merge it into linux-firmware, this might happen
> now or in the coming weeks. This will make alsa-firmware obsolete as all
> firmware will be provided by linux-firmware instead.
> Any words of disagreement, warnings or encouragement before we do so?
> --
> David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd. http://launchpad.net/~diwic

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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