[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] mac80211: install old firmware for ath9k-htc on target as well

Paul Fertser fercerpav at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 05:35:39 EDT 2016

Hi Alexey,

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 06:05:29PM +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> Frankly I don't see Oleksij says v1.4 could be moved on top of v1.3
> file (I mean older file will be replaced).

Yes, he didn't mention it in his commit message but he clarified that
to me in private talk.

> (but first somebody must test it - and I cannot because I only have device
> with OpenWRT with kernel 4.4) I don't see a reason to add this mess.
> We're talking about extra ~100k of space. Does it worth these games?

I'm not saying it does, just wanted to highlight that the newer
firmware can work with the older kernels too, but of course it's up to
the OpenWrt maintainers to decide on the best course of actions.

> I'd prefer strict solution which matches what all other distributions
> including Buildroot and full-scale Fedora/Debian ones.

Debian firmware maintainers are ignoring several bugreports regarding
ath9k_htc for months now, not the best role model in this case...

> Moreover fixup on removal of the last <4.4 kernel will be much simpler -
> we'll need just to remove a couple of extra lines but not modify paths
> very carefully.


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