R: R: Link can't get estabilished over RB911AC boards

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Mon Sep 21 16:34:46 PDT 2015

On 09/21/2015 04:20 PM, Alessandro Bolletta wrote:
> Ok Ben, thanks for you infos.
> Just for curiosity: do you think that ath10k could be better in performances than official QCA reference drivers (the same used in proprietary distros as RouterOS, for example)?

As far as I know, the 'official' ath10k dev kits use the same firmware that is available
on the public git firmware tree, so probably firmware performance is similar unless some third-party company
has acquired firmware source code and put some considerable effort into it.

My CT firmware is primarily focused on stability and features.  I have not made a lot
of effort to try to optimize speed, though I have had a few people tell me my firmware
was faster, and I don't recall anyone telling me it was slower.  I suspect it is
basically about the same.

Possibly a very recent linux kernel + ath10k driver is more efficient than
reference driver OS's, but I am guessing that would depend greatly on how
the reference OS is tuned for the hardware in question.

I test on x86 primarily, and have plenty of CPU, so I haven't been
worrying too much about CPU resources on the host.


Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

More information about the ath10k mailing list