[rt2x00-users] [PATCH] rt2800pci: rt2800usb: Firmware update
Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Tue Apr 12 04:46:01 EST 2011
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 at ralinktech.com>
>>>>> Update firmware for rt2800pci to Version 34 and firmware for rt2800usb to
>>>>> Version 29.
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Shiang Tu<shiang_tu at ralinktech.com>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Larry Finger<Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>
>>>>> 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
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.
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