[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/2] mac80211: Update QCA9880 firmware (ath10k)

Imre Kaloz kaloz at openwrt.org
Fri Jun 26 04:04:16 EDT 2015

On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:59:19 +0200, Matti Laakso <malaakso at elisanet.fi>  

>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> On 22/06/15 20:19, Matti Laakso wrote:
>> >/ These patches backport the new FW API v5 to ath10k
>> />/ (upstream commits 8348db2, 53513c3, and dc3632a)
>> />/ and change mac80211 to use the new firmware.
>> />/
>> />/
>> /Could you also update
>> target/linux/ar71xx/base-files/lib/preinit/82_patch_ath10k?
>> See https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/466945/ and possibly
>> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/481472/
>> Thanks,
>> Stijn
> Hi,
> That seems like a burden to maintain. Do I understand correctly that the
> device has valid data in the PCIe card EEPROM (so it is not necessary to
> create a file with the calibration data in 81_load_ath10k_board_bin),
> but the MAC is incorrect? Is the MAC completely bogus (like same for all
> devices), or valid but just not what it says on the router cover? If the
> latter, I'd like to drop the whole script altogether and just live with
> a different MAC.

On the dgl5500 the mac in the eeprom is the same on all devices (and iirc  
it's the default mac the firmware also uses). Patching it to the right one  
in the firmware file is what happens in 82_patch_ath10k.

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