firmware issues.

Dan Williams dcbw at
Fri Sep 26 11:42:20 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 10:59 -0400, Jeff Sutherland wrote:
> On Friday 26 September 2008, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 13:37 -0400, Jeff Sutherland wrote:
> > > What's the most appropriate firmware version to use with the Marvell
> > > 88W8686 chip? (it's used in the muRata wifi module).  Currently on
> > > 2.6.27-rc6 and I'm having some problems with WEP security causing the
> > > libertas driver to lock the kernel when the wifi module tries to
> > > associate with an a/p.
> >
> > Interesting.  v8 or v9 firmware?  Any chance you could get some logs
> > over a serial port with libertas_debug=0x5863a7 so we can see what the
> > command sequence is?
> >
> > Dan
> v8 firmware with 2.6.25 kernel.  I'm presently in the process of finishing up 
> a port to 2.6.27-rc7 so I can work off John's development tree.  I think I 
> can switch to v9 firmware with the latest development code.  We'll see what 
> happens...

There are a few things with v9 firmware that may be broken.  It seems
authentication works sometimes, but based on the spec I can't see how
that works very well.  v9 needs some development but not a ton.  After
that it just needs a lot of testing.


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