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

From: Daniel Drake
Date: Sun Jun 19 2011 - 05:41:34 EST

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?

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