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[bug#49649] [PATCH] gnu: Add regulatory.db in %base-firmware.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#49649] [PATCH] gnu: Add regulatory.db in %base-firmware.
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 22:29:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Brice,

Looks like this patch series was ready to go.

Could you push it?  If not, please let us know so one of us can do it on
your behalf; let us know if there are additional tests that should be
made beforehand, too.



Ludovic Courtès <> skribis:

> Hi Brice,
> Brice Waegeneire <> skribis:
>> Following Tobias corrections, I've extended the previous patch to correctly
>> enable loading of the wireless regulatory database ('regulatory.db') used by
>> the kernel subsystem cfg80211, for linux >4.14.  As suggested by Ludo, we now
>> build 'regulatory.db' ourselve to make sure it's reproducible and reuse
>> upstream signature.  That way the linux kernel correctly load the wireless
>> regulatory database at boot which allows us to use a regulatory domain
>> different than the "00" default by using a kernel argument such as
>> “cfg80211.ieee80211_regdom=FR“.
> Does that mean it’s up to users to add such an argument to
> ‘kernel-arguments’?  If so, we should probably document it (though
> that’s not a blocker for this series.)
>> This patch doesn't change anything for kernels older than 4.15 for which the
>> use of CRDA is needed to load the regulatory database through the
>> 'regulatory.bin' file.  IOW the database used by CRDA, is still unsigned and
>> CRDA doesn't check signatures for it.
> Sounds good.
> I haven’t actually tested it but the patch series LGTM!  It’s a much
> welcome improvement.
>> Fixes <
> Make sure to add this line in the commit log of patch #2.
> Thank you!
> Ludo'.

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