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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] The "Free" Kernel In Debian Squeeze

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] The "Free" Kernel In Debian Squeeze
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 03:01:38 -0200
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On Jan  6, 2011, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

>     We compute the hash of "`uname -r`/foobar/blobname.fw", and ask the
>     userland hotplug script for %x of that hash number.

> This does not depend on any session ID.  It will only change if you
> install a different version of Linux.

Yeah, this particular variant doesn't.

Other variants, using a kernel-supplied varying hash prefix (which could
be exposed through some file named hashprefix within /sys) could.

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist      Red Hat Brazil Compiler Engineer

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