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

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On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:12:13PM +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

I doubt that [3] is really all that's needed to make it work.  But if
there's someone for whom it works, I'd like them to run some tests on
mwl8k + [3] on 88w8361p.
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