Firmware debugging patches?

Kalle Valo kvalo at
Thu Jun 5 03:58:49 PDT 2014

Ben Greear <greearb at> writes:

> I am not sure this is really the case currently.  But, once the
> blob is generated and stored in RAM, it would be easily enough to
> add ethtool option to dump it w/out debugfs support.  This will
> still not really address my concerns because it may take a year
> or two for the latest ethtool binary to make it to normal-ish users.


> I think ethtool would not be overly hard to implement...basic framework is already
> in the wifi stack.

Few weeks back John Linville sent ethtool related patches to support
something like this. Did you notice that?

Kalle Valo

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