ath10k fail to load firmware

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at
Tue Jul 19 01:32:59 PDT 2016

On 19 July 2016 at 10:24,  <Perry_Yuan at> wrote:
> Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
> HI  All:
> I have replaced the new firmware files to old one. And I build new ath10k_pci.ko ,ath10k_core.ko to get some
> debug info.
> The new firmware is still not loaded by ath10k driver .
> And I compare the driver codes with 4.7 -rc7 , the codes are almost same.
> So the issue should be in  firmware scope.
> [ 590.486970] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: Hardware name qca6174 hw3.2 version 0x5030000
> [  590.487158] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
> [  590.487159] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: Falling back to user helper

You didn't attach a complete log so it's hard to tell. ath10k tends to
print a few messages that may look like an error but aren't (there's a
fallback mechanism for finding firmware files which is overly

@Perry: You need to rename the
firmware-4.bin_WLAN.RM.2.0-00180-QCARMSWPZ-1 to firmware-4.bin in case
you merely mirrored the github repo.

@Kalle: I think it'd be very useful to maintain ath10k-firmware in a
way so that it is easier to the uninitiated to `git clone` it into
/lib/firmware, e.g. maintain firmware-X.bin symlinks in each
QCAxxx/hw.y/ to the latest one. Thoughts?


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