[PATCH 1/4] b43: N-PHY: update init tables

ikorot at earthlink.net ikorot at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 7 20:55:33 EST 2010


-----Original Message-----
>From: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>
>Sent: Dec 7, 2010 12:00 PM
>To: ikorot at earthlink.net
>Cc: Hauke Mehrtens <hauke at hauke-m.de>, linux-wireless at vger.kernel.org, b43-dev at lists.infradead.org
>Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] b43: N-PHY: update init tables
>On 12/07/2010 01:49 PM, ikorot at earthlink.net wrote:
>>> One reason is that these tables changed from non-zero to zero values between
>>> Broadcom driver and As they might change again, I think
>>> we should retain the full version.
>> Is there a way to check for version of the driver?
>> This way whoever uses old one won't be screwed...
>That will not be a problem as no older version of b43 works at all with b43. To
>help you understand this change, when the Broadcom driver was
>reverse-engineered, the tables had non-zero values. Rafel later compared the
>trace dumps of b43 with the latest version of wl and found that the values are
>now zero. When I rechecked driver, I found them to be zero there as
>well and changed the specs.

Well, it maybe feasible to keep the old values and check
the version of the driver, since you are saying yourself
that the value might be changing in the future.
Maybe for couple of releases only?

Thank you.

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