Kernel Is Not Being Appropriately Deblobbed

Proyecto:Trisquel
Versión:9.0
Componente:Kernel/drivers
Categoría:informe de fallo
Prioridad:critical
Asignado:No asignado
Estado:fixed
Descripción

The helper for the kernel runs the Linux-libre deblob scripts with --force. This is causing deblob failures to go unnoticed because if the script encounters a problem with deblobbing it goes undetected because the script doesn't error out. This results in Trisquel shipping kernels that are not fully deblobbed. Please remove the use of --force from the helper. Further, there is no usage of deblob-check afterward to ensure a complete deblob happens. Please start running deblob-check on the deblobbed source code. If you're not checking, how can you be sure that the deblob was successful?

An example is here along with my comments (jxself):
https://trisquel.info/en/forum/hwe-kernels-can-load-proprietary-kernel-modules

Vie, 10/01/2021 - 05:04

The helper for the kernel runs the Linux-libre deblob scripts with --force.

This is no longer the case on nabia*, while etiona still uses the --force flag is very likely it's not making any effect.

I'll try to rebuild and test if that's the case.

* https://gitlab.trisquel.org/trisquel/package-helpers/-/blob/nabia/helpers/make-linux#L60

Dom, 10/03/2021 - 19:26

As of linux 4.15.0-159.167+9.0trisquel9 it doesn't use --force anymore, this can be closed.

Thanks!

Dom, 10/03/2021 - 19:27
Estado:active» patch (ready)
Vie, 10/08/2021 - 20:00
Estado:patch (ready)» fixed