Re: [GIT PULL linux-firmware.git] OLPC libertas firmware blobs

From: Dan Williams
Date: Tue Jun 21 2011 - 00:45:00 EST

On Sun, 2011-06-19 at 10:41 +0100, Daniel Drake wrote:
> On 19 June 2011 05:42, Andres Salomon <dilinger@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> LICENCE.OLPC | 33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> WHENCE | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
> >> libertas/lbtf_sdio.bin | Bin 0 -> 120924 bytes
> >> libertas/lbtf_usb.bin | Bin 0 -> 118888 bytes
> >> libertas/sd8686_v9_OLPC.bin | Bin 0 -> 124244 bytes
> >> libertas/usb8388_v5_OLPC.bin | Bin 0 -> 127824 bytes
> >
> > Of course, if people would prefer the OLPC version to supersede the
> > ones currently in the linux-firmware tree, I can do that instead. I
> > don't know what versions of sd8686.bin and usb8388.bin are actually in
> > the tree. I also don't know if the OLPC versions improve or make things
> > worse for people using those chips on non-OLPC systems.
> This overlaps with a submission I made the other day (of usb8388
> firmware), sorry for the lack of coordination there.
> I don't think the OLPC hardware has any quirks or special features
> that mean it requires special firmware.
> However, for the usb8388 we do use a special firmware developed by
> Cozybit (not Marvell), the one you submitted, which has its own
> versioning scheme. The main difference is that it includes mesh
> support. I am pretty sure it would run on any usb8388 but OLPC is the
> only user of the hardware anyway. See
> and the rest of the discussion.
> As for sd8686, I thought our firmware was standard, from Marvell, and
> simply a newer version of what is in linux-firmware. Do you have
> reason to believe otherwise?

For usb8388 I don't think we really care which firmware is default since
OLPC was about the only consumer of that chip that I've ever heard of.

For the other firmware I periodically trawled Marvell's Extranet and
grabbed latest firmware from there. If you guys have a newer micro
version of the firmware then great, push it. Latest I have access to
for 8686 is SD-8686-FEDORA26FC6-SYSKT-9.70.20.p0-26409.p64 so if you've
got something newer great.


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