Re: [PATCH] mwl8k: Add 0x2a02 PCI device-id (Marvell 88W8361)
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On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 15:54 +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote: > On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Lennert Buytenhek > <buytenh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 12:25:21AM +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote: > > > >> > On 1st sight, logs look fine: > >> > > >> > [21:52:52] <lautriv> [ 6.050967] ieee80211 phy0: 88w8361p v4, > >> > 00173f3bdde3, STA firmware 188.8.131.52 > >> > > >> > But WLAN connection is not that fast and stable as lautriv reports > >> > (several abnormalities were observed). > >> > > >> > I requested a tarball which includes: > >> > * dmesg (Linux-3.3.3) > >> > * e_n_a (/etc/network/interfaces) > >> > * ifconfig output > >> > * iwconfig output > >> > * iw_phy output > >> > * ps_axu (WPA) output > >> > > >> > lautriv will be so kind to be around on #linux-wireless/Freenode the > >> > next days (UTC+2: German/Swiss local-time). > >> > Just ping him. > >> > > >> > Hope you have fun, together! > >> > > >> > - Sedat - > >> > >> A new tarball from lautriv with same outputs as before, but now tested > >> with Linux-3.4-rc4. > > [ CC hauke (OpenWrt) and Ben Hutchings (linux-firmware maintainer) ] > > > The output looks good enough for me to ACK adding the PCI ID. > > > > Can the firmware being used here be submitted to the linux-firmware > > git tree? > > I can't say much about the firmware  inclusion or the procedure of > it into linux-firmware . > Maybe, Ben can explain the procedure and what has to be considered > before inclusion in linux-firmware. > The original firmware and helper images were extracted from a Netgear > Windows driver . [...] Even assuming that the original driver binary is freely redistributable, it's not at all clear that these extracted blobs would be. If there's some difficulty in getting a sensible licence for the firmware, you can consider providing a tool to do this extraction, as has been done for some other drivers whose vendors don't provide the firmware blobs alone. However, as yet, linux-firmware doesn't include any such extraction tools and I would need to discuss such an addition with David (and maybe other distribution maintainers). Hopefully that won't be necessary, though. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Design a system any fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
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