Sedat Dilek | 27 Apr 12:12 2012

Re: [PATCH] mwl8k: Add 0x2a02 PCI device-id (Marvell 88W8361)

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Lennert Buytenhek
<buytenh <at> wantstofly.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:56:00AM +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>
>> >> >> Are you planning to or even working on support (for) 8361 devices?
>> >> >
>> >> > I don't have any such plans, and I don't know of anyone who does.
>> >>
>> >> Does 8361 require firmware support?
>> >
>> > What do you mean by that?
>>
>> IIRC ath5k for example needs no external firmware file.
>
> The 8361 requires firmware to be loaded into it before it'll do
> anything useful.
>
>
>> >> Does a firmware file exist (name?)?
>> >
>> > There's firmware for the 8361 out there, however, that version of
>> > the firmware implements a firmware API that is different from the
>> > one that mwl8k currently implements.
>> >
>> > You could add 8361 support to mwl8k, but then you'd have to go over
>> > all the firmware command invocations in mwl8k and make sure that they
>> > will work on the 8361 firmware that you're trying to support as well.
>>
>> Without having a 8361 this will be even harder to walk through.
>>
>> Anyway, thanks for your detailed explanations.
>>
>> What's the alternative for such affected users?
>> Use ndis-wrapper?
>
> I'm not sure.  I've never tried to get a 8361 work under Linux.

Just found on [1] this same wrong patch in [2] :-).
Dunno if [3] worked and from where they have stolen fw-files.

- Sedat -

[1] https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/7209
[2] https://dev.openwrt.org/attachment/ticket/7209/mwl8k_fix_pci_id.patch
[3] https://dev.openwrt.org/attachment/ticket/7209/mwl8k_8361p.patch

Gmane