ath5k/madwifi status on samsung q1

Loïc Minier loic.minier at
Wed Oct 22 10:57:45 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008, Loïc Minier wrote:
> > Solution for -mobile
> > -----------------------
> > 1. Install LBM by default
> >     - risk of regression if kernel-team adds something else to LBM

 I need to add that this doesn't help the lpia / -mid image at all as it
 doesn't have any lbm and that any fix to linux as suggested below
 should also be applied to linux-lpia.

>  So, you've looked into updating ath5k before release, that's not
>  possible, I propose the following best effort measures:
>  - kernel team continues looking into fixing ath5k in linux for Q1U /
>    WPA as a SRU
>  - we document the issue in the release notes, with known workarounds
>    (either blacklisting madwifi or ath5k, or installing lbm's ath5k)
>  - we provide linux-backports-modules as an installable .deb on the
>    images, at least the mobile images, as to allow the release notes to
>    give an easy networkless recipe to get wifi working (sudo gdebi
>    /path/to/lbm.deb); this last idea is one by Oliver, thanks!
>  I also highly recommend that the kernel team looks at preventing
>  multiple drivers for the same PCI id to be selected.  Having ath5k and
>  madwifi claim the same PCI ids and racing to get loaded, or having both
>  of them loaded is completely broken and needs to be blocked ASAP.

Loïc Minier

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