[ath] support for Qualcomm Atheros QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter?

From: FreeBSD User <freebsd_at_walstatt-de.de>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2022 10:33:03 UTC

we have several APUs equipted with a 802.11ac WiFi chip as recognized by FreeBSD 13-STABLE
(FreeBSD 13.0-STABLE #41 n249369-780049741e8: Wed Feb  9 09:31:32 CET 2022 amd64):

none2@pci0:1:0:0:       class=0x028000 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00 vendor=0x168c device=0x003c
subvendor=0x0000 subdevice=0x0000 vendor     = 'Qualcomm Atheros'
    device     = 'QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter'
    class      = network
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 64, base 0xd0000000, size 2097152, enabled

This APU's WiFi chipset is supposed to act as a AP and this specific chipset is sold as a
capable one acting as a reliable chipset and as far as I know, this chipset is well supported
with Linux/OpenWRT (ath10k driver I guess, I'm not sure).

Can someone comment on the support for the QCA986x/988x 802.11ac chipset? Is there any chance
to have support for this WiFi chipset?

Thanks in adance,


O. Hartmann