RFT: if_ath HAL refactoring

Brandon Weisz lists at avioc.org
Sat Sep 18 16:54:15 UTC 2010

On 09/18/2010 11:09 AM, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've uploaded a snapshot of the if_ath HAL which i've been working on.
> I've been refactoring out various bits of the AR5416 HAL into
> something that resembles the ath9k hardware MAC/PHY operations to make
> it easier to port further ath9k updates over. It also includes the
> AR9100 support (but it's missing a couple bits of glue needed to use
> it outside of my GIT tree.) Finally, it includes the probe/attach
> operations for the AR2427, but I haven't at all tested it yet (and
> i've explained why it isn't working in a previous email.)
> It's available for download at http://people.freebsd.org/~adrian/ath/
> . There's a diff against src/sys/files/conf and a tarball that just
> replaces the ath device/module directory.
> Note you'll need to add "device if_ath_pci" to your kernel
> configuration file as the PCI bus glue is now not built by default in
> a static kernel in this HAL. (It's included in the module Makefile by
> default.) This was done to allow multiple backend bus types - now
> being PCI and "AHB" for the AR9100 SoC.
> I'd appreciate testing by AR5416/AR9160/AR9280/AR9285 users. I only
> currently have easy access to AR5416/AR9160. Please let me know
> immediately if something doesn't work with this which does work in
> -head.

Are there plans for AR9287 support?  Unfortunately that is the only ath 
card I have to test with at the moment.

> If you're an AR2427 user, I'd appreciate some brief testing with
> hw.ath.hal.debug=0x8002.) I doubt it'll work but it should attach and
> then spit out some computetxtime errors. Let me know if that happens
> and I'll see about trying to fix that.
> Adrian
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