[systemd-devel] [PATCH 5/5] udev: make firmware loading optional and disable by default

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Mon Mar 18 07:24:31 PDT 2013

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> Distros that whish to support old kernels should set
>   --with-firmware-dirs="/usr/lib/firmware/updates:/usr/lib/firmware"
> to retain the old behaviour.


> The hack which makes firmware events skip the dependency tracking is still
> preserved, this would allow adding back firmware handling by a custom udev rule
> and external tool, even if udev itself is built without firmware support.
> This feature is probably not hugely useful, but I'd rather not add the ifdefry
> to udevd.c itself.

Oh, the ifdefs we might want to see what is to remove when all that
stuff is deleted for good. I added them, which is rewarding when we
remove the entire thing. :)


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