Control: retitle -1 wireless-regdb: Missing support for kernel direct loading
Control: severity -1 normal

On Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:04:22 +0800 Paul Wise <> wrote:
> Package: wireless-regdb
> Version: 2016.06.10-1
> Severity: serious
> When I booted Debian's package of Linux kernel 4.15 I noticed this in
> my dmesg and systemd journal, it appears that the Linux kernel has
> changed the name (and possibly format) of the regulatory database from
> regulatory.bin to regulatory.db, making the current wireless-regdb
> incompatible with Linux 4.15.
> kernel: cfg80211: failed to load regulatory.db
> kernel: platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed 
> with error -2
> kernel: platform regulatory.0: firmware: failed to load regulatory.db (-2)
> kernel: cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee: 00b28ddf47aef9cea7'
> kernel: cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for regulatory 
> database

wireless-regdb works in conjunction with crda, and that's still
supported (so far as I can see).

The kernel can also now load a signed db without the need for crda. 
That's what's failing.  Unfortunately this was introduced without a
config option, so it will keep producing these error messages until
wireless-regdb is updated.


Ben Hutchings
Never attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained
by stupidity.

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