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

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On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Lennert Buytenhek
<buytenh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:08:31AM +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>
>> User lautriv asked for belkin N-1 WLAN device support on IRC.
>>
>> Further informations from lautriv:
>> * marvell 80W8031, card-id 11ab:2a02
>> * Debian/sid 3.2.x
>>
>> On [1] I found a report by Jim Cromie concerning same PCI device-id:
>>
>> 00:0e.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
>> 88W8361 [TopDog] 802.11n Wireless [11ab:2a02] (rev 03)
>>       Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88W8361 [TopDog] 802.11n Wireless [11ab:2a02]
>>
>> So, let's add 0x2a02 to PCI device table.
>
> Let's not.  There's no firmware for the 8361 that implements the
> firmware interface currently implemented by the mwl8k driver, so
> this is pretty useless.
>
>
>> [1] http://www.spinics.net/lists/newbies/msg46601.html
>
> From that link:
>
> | I have a card which modprobes, despite a PCI-ID mismatch
> |
> | [...]
> |
> | Given the pci-id mismatch shouldnt this just fail to modprobe ?
>
> No.  That's not a bug -- you are free to load drivers for hardware
> not currently in your system.
>
>
>>  static DEFINE_PCI_DEVICE_TABLE(mwl8k_pci_id_table) = {
>> +     { PCI_VDEVICE(MARVELL, 0x2a02), .driver_data = MWL8363, },
>>       { PCI_VDEVICE(MARVELL, 0x2a0a), .driver_data = MWL8363, },
>
> A 8361 is certainly not a 8363.

Damn, I got confused by all the numbers. More coffee.
Thanks for the clarification. I will inform the user on IRC.
Sorry, for the noise.

Are you planning to or even working on support (for) 8361 devices?

- Sedat -
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