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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Reducing firmware loading timeout

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Reducing firmware loading timeout
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:34:44 +1100

On Wed,   9 Jan 2013, 20:25:48 LHST, address@hidden wrote:

> I used the kernel 3.5 modified by Lemote [1] as a base. Then, I ran
> the deblob-3.5 script [2] locally. The machine I use for testing uses
> the radeon video driver which loads a binary blob on vanilla
> kernel. By default, the firmware loading timeout is 60 seconds and,
> because the binary firmware has been removed after running the deblob
> script, the deblobbed kernel waits 60 seconds for nothing at boot:
> beside nothing is printed on the display during that time, this is a
> serious time penalty.

If only proprietory firmware exists the deblob scripts should be disabling the 
load attempts too.


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