Marvell regulatory domain info storage?

Jim Gettys jg at
Tue Oct 3 15:24:28 EDT 2006

>From our point of view, this is preferable as well: it means the USB
version of the marvell device and ours can look that much more similar.

I suspect they don't care because the have to program the eeprom for the
marvell chip anyway.
                                              - Jim

On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 03:13 +0800, Mitch Bradley wrote:
> I got some pushback from Quanta yesterday.  They want to put the region 
> information in the EEPROM attached to the Marvel device, instead of in 
> the manufacturing data area of the SPI FLASH.
> I'm not sure of all their rationale; the one point that got through the 
> language barrier clearly was the fact that, if it's in EEPROM, there's 
> no need to implement a conduit to convey the information from the 
> manufacturing data area to the wireless driver.  I also suspect that 
> Quanta may be wanting to treat the manufacturing data area as their 
> private sandbox.  Both points have some merit.
> Up to now, I hadn't been considering the conduit issue.  I tend to thing 
> of things in terms of Open Firmware that is well integrated with the 
> kernel, in which case such a conduit is "just there".  At present, we 
> don't have a convenient conduit.
> Quanta has no problem with separately customizing both the SPI FLASH and 
> the Marvell EEPROM.
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