[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "ath9k_htc: accept 1.x firmware newer than 1.3" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Apr 22 12:38:23 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    ath9k_htc: accept 1.x firmware newer than 1.3

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From 5c74671abc9a2563e69f3b9c08913cae12a43cb1 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Felix Fietkau <nbd at openwrt.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 21:10:48 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] ath9k_htc: accept 1.x firmware newer than 1.3

commit 319e7bd96aca64a478f3aad40711c928405b8b77 upstream.

Since the firmware has been open sourced, the minor version has been
bumped to 1.4 and the API/ABI will stay compatible across further 1.x

Signed-off-by: Felix Fietkau <nbd at openwrt.org>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_drv_init.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_drv_init.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_drv_init.c
index 25213d5..21c280b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_drv_init.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_drv_init.c
@@ -774,7 +774,7 @@ static int ath9k_init_firmware_version(struct ath9k_htc_priv *priv)
 	 * required version.
 	if (priv->fw_version_major != MAJOR_VERSION_REQ ||
-	    priv->fw_version_minor != MINOR_VERSION_REQ) {
+	    priv->fw_version_minor < MINOR_VERSION_REQ) {
 		dev_err(priv->dev, "ath9k_htc: Please upgrade to FW version %d.%d\n",
 		return -EINVAL;

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