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From: Joerg Albert <jal2@gmx.de>
To: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@gmail.com>, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Cc: "otus-devel@lists.madwifi-project.org" 
	<otus-devel@venema.h4ckr.net>,
	"linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org" <linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Luis Rodriguez <Luis.Rodriguez@atheros.com>,
	Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Subject: Re: [otus-devel] Release of Atheros 802.11n USB Linux driver
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:24:02 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <49071272.8050700@gmx.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <43e72e890810271635i5b6dd6e4ua06b48e624991435@mail.gmail.com>

On 10/28/2008 12:35 AM, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:

> This is now fixed on the master branch, also the branch "for-upstream"
> does a lot of cleanup I thought you may like before stuffing it into
> staging like removing all KERNEL_VERSION checks, all wireless
> extensions checks, some compile warnings, removal of compat, dos2unix,
> use utf-8, etc. Unfortunately this still requires a specific version
> of wpa_supplicant but it seems it works. Not sure what bars you have
> for staging at this point.

I was a bit disappointed to find binary-only firmware inside the 
driver (HalPlus/OTUS_FB50/{hpfwbu,hpfwuinit}.c which is downloaded 
into the device during startup (initially thought this to be a 
complete OpenSource driver :-(

Unless the attitude towards binary chunks inside the Linux kernel 
have changed, I guess these should be moved into userspace using the 
firmware_class driver to access it.

/Joerg

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-10-28 13:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-22  2:04 Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-22  6:50 ` Greg KH
2008-10-23  6:26   ` Greg KH
2008-10-23 11:11     ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-27 23:35       ` [otus-devel] " Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-28  0:29         ` Greg KH
2008-10-28  0:55           ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-28  5:56             ` Greg KH
2008-10-28 14:17             ` Joerg Albert
2008-10-28  5:54           ` Joey Krane
2008-10-28 13:24         ` Joerg Albert [this message]
2008-10-28 15:18           ` Greg KH
2008-10-22  8:28 ` Florian Fainelli
2008-10-22 16:13   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-22 10:05 ` Michael Renzmann
2008-10-23 23:37 ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-24  6:28   ` [otus-devel] " Michael Renzmann
2008-10-24 13:41   ` Joerg Albert

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