>From: Chris Wilson [mailto:ch...@chris-wilson.co.uk]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 1:06 AM
>To: Vivi, Rodrigo <rodrigo.v...@intel.com>
>Cc: Srivatsa, Anusha <anusha.sriva...@intel.com>; intel-
>Subject: Re: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Remove Firmware URL.
>Quoting Rodrigo Vivi (2018-01-29 21:40:27)
>> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 08:45:24PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> > Quoting Srivatsa, Anusha (2018-01-29 20:17:25)
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > >-----Original Message-----
>> > > >From: Vivi, Rodrigo
>> > > >Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 10:22 AM
>> > > >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> > > >Cc: Vivi, Rodrigo <rodrigo.v...@intel.com>; Srivatsa, Anusha
>> > > ><anusha.sriva...@intel.com>
>> > > >Subject: [PATCH] drm/i915: Remove Firmware URL.
>> > > >
>> > > >The right place for the firmware is linux-firmware.git.
>> > > >We shouldn't advertise anywhere to users to start downloading
>> > > >firmware blobs manually.
>> > > >
>> > > >Also it seems that 01.org page is outdated and it doesn't contain
>> > > >DMC 1.27 for SKL, for instance. Probably other firmware releases
>> > > >are missing there, while they are part of the official
>> > > >linux-firmware.git.
>> > Then get them onto 01.org. If Intel cannot be relied on to provide
>> > their own firmwares, the alternative is to stop shipping blobs entirely.
>> I understand your point. But the goal is to have only one place and
>> this place is linux-firmware.git.
>If a user sees this message, then linux-firmware has failed them...
>> The web-page will still have the information about the firmware and a
>> text explaining the linux-firmware repository.
>> But what I want is to avoid any users with the impression they have to
>> manually go there and install anything.
>Since we tie firmware to kernel version, I think it behooves us to carry a
>history; and redundancy is never a bad idea. Fwiw, the local storage should be
>linux-firmware.git branch so that files are tracked universally.
Rodrigo, instead of removing the URL of 01.org, it will be a good idea to add
the drm-firmware git repo which is Intel's repo of all firmwares. I understand
users should not be encouraged to manually download the firmware. But maybe
pointing out the location where we maintain all firmwares would be good.
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