Re: [PATCH 2/6] wl1251: Use request_firmware_prefer_user() for loading NVS calibration data

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Fri Jan 27 2017 - 07:03:35 EST


> > You are probably saying that on your platform you can not remove
> > anything from /lib/firmware, right? I don't see how you come from "it is
> > part of firmware package" to "removing is not possible". Trying to
> > understand this and it makes no sense.
> It is already in linux distribution packages. If I remove that file from
> file system it will be placed there again by package management or it it
> will throw error message about system integrity (missing file, etc...).
> Also that file is already in linux-firmware git and so is propagated to
> /lib/firmware by anybody who is using linux-firmware.
> > >> Like we discussed earlier, the default nvs file should not be used by
> > >> normal users.
> > >
> > > But already is and we need to deal with this fact.
> >
> > Why?
> Because everybody has already installed it.
> > Are there other platforms that use the default nvs file and have a
> > working wifi.
> I do not know.
> > So your "removing is not possible" would be about
> > regression for those?
> Yes, that is possible.
> Also you can use wifi on Nokia N900 with this default file. Yes it is
> not recommended and probably has performance problems... but more people
> use it for SSH and it is working. Pavel could confirm this.

Yes, wifi somehow works on N900. .. depending on userspace and kernel

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