RFC: New firmware ports for ipw(4) and iwi(4)

Florent Thoumie flz at xbsd.org
Thu Mar 16 20:11:25 UTC 2006

On Mar 16, 2006, at 8:48 PM, Sergey Matveychuk wrote:

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> Florent Thoumie wrote:
>> If your iwi(4) driver depends on firmware(9) then you don't need
>> iwi-firmware anymore. Check the output of kldstat -v.
> There is no iwi_bss there.
>>> Nothing changed. A firmware does not load with the same diagnostic.
>>> I have CURRENT a day or two old.
>> An error message would help :-)
> I'm not sure:
> firmware_get: failed to load firmware image iwi-bss
> iwi0: could not load firmware image 'iwi-bss'
> The lines repeated for four times.
> But I can 'kldload iwi_bss' after booting. But it's  does not helps.

I have the same bug, I think ipw(4) and iwi(4) should try to load  
{ipw,iwi}_{bss,ibss,monitor}_fw, not just {ipw,iwi}_ 
{bss,ibss,monitor}, or subr_firmware should add "_fw" itself  

Florent Thoumie
flz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD Committer

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