[RFC] firmware downloader for atheros ar3011 based usb
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Wed Nov 10 15:52:29 UTC 2010
Maksim Yevmenkin <maksim.yevmenkin at gmail.com> wrote:
> i'd like to request feedback/comments/etc. on a firmware downloader
> for atheros ar3011 based usb bluetooth devices.
> there are actually a couple of versions available:
> (1) kernel-based version. [...]
> (2) userspace-based version. [...]
> both seems to work for me. but, i'm leaning towards userspace option
Me too. I think if something can be done in userland, then
it should be done that way, be it just for the reason that
a bug will likely result in a coredump instead of a panic.
> i also would like to thank Rusty Nejdl for donating hardware (ASUS
> USB-BT211 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320057
> dongle). this dongle has an awesome form factor :) its pretty darn
> small :)
My older (non-atheros) dongle has about the same size.
It disappears almost completely in the USB slot; I have
to use my fingernails to get it out. It looks similar
to this one:
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