Bug 7311 - lot of firmwares are missing
Summary: lot of firmwares are missing
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High critical
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel and Drivers maintainers
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Depends on: 1616
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Reported: 2012-09-03 16:44 CEST by Thierry Vignaud
Modified: 2016-08-26 11:43 CEST (History)
4 users (show)

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Source RPM: kernel-firmware
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Attachments
missing firmware errors on cauldron (2.86 KB, text/plain)
2012-09-03 16:44 CEST, Thierry Vignaud
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updated list as of 3.8.3-desktop-2.mga3 (3.70 KB, text/plain)
2013-03-26 07:54 CET, Thierry Vignaud
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updated checker (834 bytes, text/plain)
2015-04-30 06:39 CEST, Thierry Vignaud
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updated list as of 3.19.4-desktop-2.mga5 (4.78 KB, text/plain)
2015-04-30 06:40 CEST, Thierry Vignaud
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Description Thierry Vignaud 2012-09-03 16:44:13 CEST
the checker I posted in bug #5348 find many missing firmware for kernel-3.5.
See attached text file
Comment 1 Thierry Vignaud 2012-09-03 16:44:40 CEST
Created attachment 2740 [details]
missing firmware errors on cauldron
Thierry Vignaud 2012-09-04 19:34:22 CEST

Priority: Normal => release_blocker
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 3
Severity: major => critical

Comment 2 Anne Nicolas 2013-02-05 21:13:24 CET
I'll check first if we have them already and license

CC: (none) => ennael1

claire robinson 2013-02-05 21:18:10 CET

Depends on: (none) => 1616

Comment 3 Anne Nicolas 2013-03-13 15:30:07 CET
I will do this before end of this week
Comment 4 Philippe Makowski 2013-03-25 21:02:25 CET
Anne, any news ?

CC: (none) => makowski.mageia

Comment 5 Anne Nicolas 2013-03-25 23:54:23 CET
In progress, half of the list done for now
Comment 6 Thierry Vignaud 2013-03-26 07:54:14 CET
Created attachment 3661 [details]
updated list as of 3.8.3-desktop-2.mga3

I rerun bug #5348 check.pl: there're new missing firmwares.

This is only for modules included in main kernel (x86_64).
There might be a couple drivers only enabled on 32bit or some dkms modules that requires firmwares too

for ueagle, kernel-firmware-nonfree provides some "foobar" files whereas driver looks for "foobar.v2"
Comment 7 Anne Nicolas 2013-04-08 23:24:43 CEST
See first shot here: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Firmwares_review
Comment 8 José Jorge 2013-04-15 21:30:21 CEST
I see b43 : Broadcom Wifi files listed that we can't provide as they are extracted with b43-fwcutter...

CC: (none) => lists.jjorge

Comment 9 Anne Nicolas 2013-04-16 22:24:49 CEST
Many of them in the list are very old one. This list needs also some work as many kernel modules lists several firmwares they can use, and then they use the one they find.

Decreasing for now the priority

Priority: release_blocker => High

Philippe Makowski 2013-05-21 14:58:31 CEST

CC: makowski.mageia => (none)

Florian Hubold 2014-11-30 14:53:13 CET

CC: (none) => doktor5000

Comment 10 Rémi Verschelde 2014-12-02 10:00:08 CET
This has priority high and severity critical, bumping it so that it doesn't stay forgotten.

CC: (none) => remi
Target Milestone: Mageia 3 => ---

Comment 11 Thierry Vignaud 2015-04-30 06:39:27 CEST
Created attachment 6399 [details]
updated checker
Comment 12 Thierry Vignaud 2015-04-30 06:40:25 CEST
Created attachment 6400 [details]
updated list as of 3.19.4-desktop-2.mga5

There's now less missing firmware but still quite some

Attachment 2740 is obsolete: 0 => 1
Attachment 3661 is obsolete: 0 => 1

Thierry Vignaud 2015-04-30 06:41:10 CEST

Attachment 6399 mime type: text/x-perl => text/plain

Comment 13 Samuel Verschelde 2015-04-30 09:59:29 CEST
Should this be made release blocker?
Comment 14 José Jorge 2015-04-30 12:20:19 CEST
I don't think so : there are many false positives, provided by other packages. I mean for zd12xx, we have a rpm with this files, and I have such hardware that works, does the script check for them?

The same for broadcom files.
Comment 15 Thomas Backlund 2015-05-01 12:34:08 CEST
(In reply to Samuel VERSCHELDE from comment #13)
> Should this be made release blocker?

Heh, we cant block on stuff we have no control over... there is a lot of firmwares out there that has no valid "re-distribution license" for linux distros...

I know one can extract lots of firmwares from windows drivers, but we cant officially redistribute those...

for broadcom, its only now this ~last year they have been pushing firmwares to linux-firmware repo

Same goes for atheros... We are still waiting for a some release that was promised last year and so on...
Comment 16 Thierry Vignaud 2015-05-01 13:29:34 CEST
(In reply to José Jorge from comment #14)
> I don't think so : there are many false positives, provided by other
> packages.

No there's not.

>I mean for zd12xx, we have a rpm with this files, and I have such
> hardware that works, does the script check for them?

No we don't have those firmwares packaged in mga
 
> The same for broadcom files.

No.
Comment 17 José Jorge 2015-05-01 20:43:26 CEST
(In reply to Thierry Vignaud from comment #16)
> >I mean for zd12xx, we have a rpm with this files, and I have such
> > hardware that works, does the script check for them?
> 
Sorry for the noise, we have zd1211-firmware but nothing for zd1201.
The only firmware I have found in SF.NET is as tmb said : no license.
Comment 18 Marja van Waes 2016-08-26 11:43:12 CEST
Mass-reassigning all bugs with "kernel" in the Source RPM field that are assigned to tmb, to the kernel packagers group, because tmb is currently MIA.

Assignee: tmb => kernel


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