support for 88w8335?

Dan Williams dcbw at
Thu Aug 7 14:09:27 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 17:04 +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> I have this Libertas mini-PCI card:
> 00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 43)
>         Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless
>         Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr+ Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
>         Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
>         Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 24
>         Region 0: Memory at 48000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
>         Region 1: Memory at 48010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
>         Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
>                 Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
>                 Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
> Is it supported by Linux (libertas module doesn't seem to support it, perhaps some other module)?

This is actually completely different hardware (it's a softmac design
while the current driver is fullmac), and thus won't be supported by the
existing libertas driver.

However, there is ongoing work to get these cards supported in the mrv8k
driver.  It's going slowly and is nowhere near usable yet.  But we
should be able to get support for the 8310, 8335, and TopDog PCI/USB
chipsets into the mrv8k driver as their firmware interfaces are all
pretty similar and we've got existing GPL sources to work from.


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