[Fedora-packaging] Firmware packaging

Jon Masters jcm at redhat.com
Tue Feb 13 17:32:26 UTC 2007

Matt Domsch wrote:

> in other words, from a manufacturer's perspective, disk space is less
> expensive than flash, because the customer pays for the disk, where
> you pay for the flash. :-)


There are exceptions to this of course. I used to build NMR (MRI) 
systems running Linux on custom FPGA platforms we "flashed" via a 
SystemAce (a magic device from Xilinx - a CompactFlash reader device to 
Linux, a hardware programmer at other times) that we could use to say 
"hey, let's redefine the entire hardware platform, replace the firmware, 
and the kernel and the userland" in one operation...takes...guts.


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