[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] ipq806x: add ath10k calibration data MAC addresses patching

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Wed Nov 14 14:39:22 EST 2018

On 11/01/2018 03:18 AM, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> On 2018-10-28 17:39, Christian Lamparter wrote:
>> Ben Greear reported in his patch:
>> |Subject: netgear r7800: Fix mac address of radios.
>> |
>> |Reloading the driver causes the phyX to change, and that
>> |caused the MAC address to change.
>> This is because all ODM/OEMs except QCA bothered to write
>> the correct MAC address for the ath10k wifi into the
>> calibration data.
> I don't think that's a strong enough reason to further propagate the
> messy calibration data patching.
> How about checking the sysfs device path in the hotplug script instead
> to make sure we're changing the MAC for the right wifi device?

Would this mean that the NIC is loaded with one (potentially bogus)
MAC, and then hotplug would very soon after set the proper MAC?

If so, that is liable to mess up stock ath10k firmware since it will not
properly calculate its rx-bssid mask.


Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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