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

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at
Thu Nov 17 06:37:10 EST 2011

W dniu 17 listopada 2011 12:19 użytkownik Michael Büsch <m at> napisał:
> 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
> No.

I had no idea about that, but I admit, I didn't read the whole
b43-fwcutter code. Thanks for explaining.

What about API level (revsion?)? Do you think b43-fwcutten can extract
that? This would be perfect solution to include API level in firmware
file name.


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