README for the ath10k firmware repository?

Kalle Valo kvalo at
Mon Oct 28 12:54:34 EDT 2013

Ben Greear <greearb at> writes:

> On 10/28/2013 02:03 AM, Kalle Valo wrote:
>> Ben Greear <greearb at> writes:
>>> I noticed some new firmware images were added to the ath10k firmware
>>> repository (
>>> Could someone that knows add a small README that describes what firmware
>>> does what?
>> I added a small readme and wrote a bit more information to the wiki:
>> Do those help?
>>> For instance, I was thinking that maybe I should rename firmware-2.bin
>>> to firmware.bin on the host machine in order to use it..but that makes
>>> my system not boot.
>> You should not rename the files, except firmware-2.bin-10.1.389 ->
>> firmware-2.bin.
> Yes, that does help.
> It is correct to say that if firmware-2.bin exists then the
> firmware.bin and otp.bin will always be ignored for recent
> ath10k drivers?

That's correct, firmware.bin and otp.bin are only to support old
versions of ath10k. Consider them obsolete now.

Kalle Valo

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