[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 5/7] linux-firmware: use newer upstream, package brcmfmac-firmware

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 02:39:20 EDT 2015

On 30 July 2015 at 08:33, Daniel Golle <daniel at makrotopia.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 05:55:02AM +0200, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>> On 30 July 2015 at 03:52, Daniel Golle <daniel at makrotopia.org> wrote:
>> > Add new brcmfmac-firmware package.
>> > (Firmware blobs for BCM43362 were added upstream recently)
>> > PKG_MIRROR_MD5SUM should be re-added once the newer file is available
>> > on OpenWrt's mirror.
>> You need to describe it better. What's the point of this if we already have
>> KernelPackage/brcmfmac
>> ?
> KernelPackage/brcmfmac contains the cfg80211 driver which needs
> binary firmware blobs to be present in /lib/firmware/brcm/

And this is why we already have it handled in

> The blobs needed for BCM43362 were only recently added to
> linux-firmware, thus the version bump is needed as well.


You also shouldn't mix quite independent patches in one patchset. It
makes picking & pushing them more complex as various parts of OpenWrt
are usually handled by various developers.

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