Patch "b43: refuse to load unsupported firmware" has been added to the 3.0-stable tree

Michael Büsch m at
Thu Nov 17 06:19:56 EST 2011

On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:42:04 +0100
Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at> wrote:
> 1) Broadcom driver doesn't contain info about firmware version

In fact it does. The microcode does contain the version, of course.

> 2) Because of that b43-fwcutter can't name files correctly

And fwcutter is even able to extract it from the dump. It also
does so currently.

> 3) Discovering firmware version requires loading it to the firmware
> and reading from SHM


Greetings, Michael.

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