ath10k fail to load firmware

Perry_Yuan at Perry_Yuan at
Tue Jul 19 02:02:23 PDT 2016

Dell - Internal Use - Confidential 

I rename the bin file  . and capture new full logs from booting to firmware error . 
The error still happened. Please help to check it .
I want to know whether the new firmware bin are updated  the right one  in this git ?
If the firmware is good , the errors should be gone .

keep up the good work
Perry  Yuan
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michal Kazior [mailto:michal.kazior at] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:33 PM
To: Yuan, Perry <Perry_Yuan at>
Cc: Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka at>; Kalle Valo <kvalo at>; ath10k at
Subject: Re: ath10k fail to load firmware

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 verbose).

@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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