[cgl_discussion] Loading propietary modules

Mika Kukkonen mika at osdl.org
Mon Jun 16 09:39:04 PDT 2003

Well, it was just agreed in Specs-sg meeting that we leave this issue
to be addressed in v2.1 cycle, together with other v1.1 requirements
that are referenced in v2.0 without a change.


On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 09:17, Rusty Lynch wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-06-15 at 08:24, Mika Kukkonen wrote:
> > Hmmm, we have a 1.1 priority 1 requirement about loading proprietary
> > modules. While scanning through the LKML, I found this this:
> > 	http://people.redhat.com/rkeech/pkm.html
> > 
> > Should we add this to to tracking sheet and/or as PoC reference to
> > those people who do not know how to Google?
> > 
> > --MiKu
> Since this is a web page that explains the issues around using binary
> drivers (documentation), and not a project or kernel patch which ensures
> binary drivers can be used, I do not think this makes sense to add to a
> PoC tracking sheet.
> What would be nice is if we added some of this documentation into our
> requirements document that explain that although a CGL kernel is not
> allowed to prevent PKM's, there are a lot of sticky issues should the
> implementor choose to go down that route. 
>     --rustyl 
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