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Armbian firmware, does it require some changes?

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Armbian firmware is a repo holding all firmwares used by Armbian releases.

 

files/firmwares in this repo are directly copied to /lib/firmware in release images.

 

I don't know which firmware is used by which device, but some of them are put in wrong place.

 

eg: for Broadcom Bluetooth firmwares, firmwares should be in brcm/ folder, but some of them are not in this folder.

 

is there any plan to add firmware build support in build script or simplely put firmwares in right place.

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If we want to make this look correct, we would need to fix wrong locations in (older) drivers as well. Backward compatibility issues ... it's a mess and solving that is not in any plan.

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if current firmware location works for legacy driver, how about start a new branch for next/dev?

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Once we get rig of legacy kernels, which will not be over the night, then perhaps some proper cleanup. DEFAULT/NEXT/DEV tags are not fixed. Once current DEV becomes NEXT and NEXT could also become default ... this logic will only make a mess bigger. Then we also need to change packaging ... its some work. 

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this will be very long story to get rid of legacy kernels.  Dev->next->default, this also a long process, thus it will not able to do any change. 

 

but at least do something, just enable next/dev branch for firmware, if maintainers want to use this branch to make next/dev works better. 

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