Nonfree firmware blobs in kernel source package

Project:Trisquel
Version:9.0
Component:Kernel/drivers
Category:bug report
Priority:critical
Assigned:Ark74
Status:fixed
Description

Last month, I reported the presence of two files containing blobs in Linux-libre: https://www.fsfla.org/pipermail/linux-libre/2021-August/003439.html (scroll down to the section about nonfree code). The files are arch/powerpc/platforms/8xx/micropatch.c and drivers/media/i2c/vs6624.c, and the deblob scripts have since been updated to deblob these files. However, Trisquel is still using the old deblob scripts so these blobs are still present.

Sun, 10/03/2021 - 17:47
Assigned to:anonymous» Ark74

A new kernel version has been built, linux_4.15.0-159.167+9.0trisquel9.dsc

They show come in the following update, please confirm they are clean.

Sun, 10/03/2021 - 23:57

In deblob-5.3, I think you should add back the lines that remove SMC_UCODE_PATCH from Kconfig, because it is present in 5.3.

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 00:00

That said, I can confirm that the linux package is now clean.

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 00:44

Yeah, i restored the lines locally but forgot to push those changes before merge.

They are now restored, cheers!

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 00:45
Status:active» patch (ready)
Fri, 10/08/2021 - 19:44
Status:patch (ready)» fixed
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 01:15

What about linux-hwe-5.8 in nabia?

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 05:29
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 07:36

There's no new version of linux-hwe-5.8 in the repo. I think this is because I pushed both package helpers in a single merge request.

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 18:50

Interesting, I was sure it was build as a test at least, but seems we are behind in nabia kernels.
I'll review that and follow the output, thanks for the heads up.

If you want we can follow nabias status on the issue tracker at gitlab.

Cheers!