Re: [rt2x00-users] [PATCH] rt2800pci: rt2800usb: Firmware update

From: Richard Farina
Date: Mon Apr 11 2011 - 14:58:17 EST

On 04/11/11 14:46, Larry Finger wrote:
On 04/11/2011 01:25 PM, Gertjan van Wingerde wrote:
On 04/11/11 20:13, Ben Hutchings wrote:
On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 07:57:15PM +0200, Ivo Van Doorn wrote:
From: Shiang Tu<shiang_tu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Update firmware for rt2800pci to Version 34 and firmware for rt2800usb to
Version 29.

Signed-off-by: Shiang Tu<shiang_tu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Larry Finger<Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
WHENCE | 8 ++++----
rt2860.bin | Bin 8192 -> 8192 bytes
rt2870.bin | Bin 4096 -> 8192 bytes
3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

links to rt3070.bin rt3071.bin rt3090.bin ???

What do you mean? Those files should be deleted from the linux-firmware
package. There is no need to keep them around, as with the removal of
the staging drivers, the last users of those files are gone.

Stop repeating this nonsense, Ivo. If the firmware has been bundled in
the Linux tree, that would be correct. For linux-firmware the policy is

It's unbelievable how much fuzz a set of binary firmware files can create.

To be honest, I do not care whether they stay or go, as long as it is very
clear that rt2x00 does not need, and will never need those files. If they
stay, I would recommend simply not touching them at all, and leave them as
they are, so that nothing changes for the people running the staging driver
(at least with respect to these 3 firmware files).

Larry, it might be best to update your changes to the WHENCE file to clearly
state that these 3 files are only needed for the staging rt2860sta driver,
up to kernel 2.6.39 (assuming that that staging driver will be removed in 2.6.40).

Agreed. I'll add that as soon as I get the requested info about what changed from Ralink.

I can test if linking rt3090.bin to rt2860.bin works for the PCI device, but I have no USB stick for testing. As a result, I'm inclined to leave those files intact for the foreseeable future.

Off-Topic: What are some makes/models of USB sticks? If there are some inexpensive models on E-bay, I could add to my collection.

Linksys WUSB600N both v1 and v2 are some kind of 2870 derivative

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