[Server-devel] Libertas firmware on F9 for the XS

mbletsas at laptop.org mbletsas at laptop.org
Fri Sep 12 21:05:42 EDT 2008


You should also add the "thin firmware" driver to the XS build so that they can configure the active antennas as access points.


----- Original Message -----
From: Deepak Saxena [dsaxena at laptop.org]
Sent: 09/12/2008 05:30 PM MST
To: Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>
Cc: dsaxena at laptop.org; Ricardo Carrano <carrano at laptop.org>; XS Devel <server-devel at lists.laptop.org>; OLPC Devel <devel at lists.laptop.org>; Michail Bletsas
Subject: Re: Libertas firmware on F9 for the XS

On Sep 12 2008, at 17:08, Martin Langhoff was caught saying:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Deepak Saxena <dsaxena at laptop.org> wrote:
> > On Sep 12 2008, at 14:12, Martin Langhoff was caught saying:
> >> On this same thread, yesterday... Deepak Saxena <dsaxena at laptop.org> wrote:
> >> > For the XO 8.2 kernel we had to pull forward some patches from the stable
> >> > 2.6.22 branch that are not upstream to get multicast RX to work properly
> >> > (#7319).
> >
> > Some clarifcation. The issue is not the firmware, but the kernel driver
> > itself as there are pieces from the 2.6.22 driver that never made it
> > upstream.
> Yup it's an incompatibility between the stock F9 kernel and the recent
> firmwares.
> > My suggestion is to run the same driver and firmware on both XS and XO
> > so we do not have multiple variables to deal with.
> I generally agree, but unfortunately, that adds significant work (of
> carrying custom-compiled drivers) to a tiny team of 2. We don't have a
> kernel maintainer in the XS team :-/

Well, my job description is simply "kernel guy", not tied to XO
or XS, so I will build something against your F9 kernel that you 
can test and will volunteer myself to keep XS libertas in sync 
with XO libertas until we get our kernel in sync with Fedora.


Deepak Saxena - Kernel Developer - dsaxena at laptop.org

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