[PATCH] libertas: add sysfs hooks to update boot2 and persistent firmware

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Tue Jun 3 11:20:51 EDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 11:34 -0300, Ricardo Carrano wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 17:12 -0700, Brian Cavagnolo wrote:
> >> To update boot2, copy the boot2 and firmware images to /lib/firmware and:
> >>
> >> echo <boot2_image_name> > /sys/class/net/eth2/lbs_boot2
> >> echo <firmware_image_name> > /sys/class/net/eth2/lbs_fw
> >
> > So why are we doing this with the driver, and not the userspace update
> > tool?  Marvell keeps wanting to do firmware update in the driver, and we
> > (David and I at least) keep saying no.  If there are issues that prevent
> > the userspace firmware update tool from working, then we need to fix
> > those issues.  Firmware updates from the driver were a disaster the
> > first time around, and I don't quite see how that may have changed this
> > time?
> A necessary rectification:
> Firmware updates from the driver are the only method that works
> currently. If we want to name one method a "disaster", we would have
> to choose the userspace tool, since it will brick many of your active
> antennae.

It worked up until boot2 3109; and then apparently nobody at OLPC cared
enough to fix the tool after that, and nobody at Marvell cared enough to
tell anyone what changed so that somebody _could_ fix the tool.


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