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SubjectRe: APs from the Kernel Summit run Linux
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 02:56:49PM +0200, Harald Welte wrote:

> > The device's ESSID during boot is 'Marvell AP-32', and the Libertas
> > AP-32 and AP-52 design toolkits contain only ports of Linux and eCos to
> > the device, according to Marvell. Considering the device's routing
> > capabilities I'm believe it's running Linux, but I don't have a solid
> > proof yet, unfortunately. The eCos port is intended for the non-router
> > variety of the design.
> There could also be a 3rd party toolkit with a different OS that you
> don't know about...

It's definitely possible.

> > On the other hand, eCos seems to be GPL, too, although it's possible
> > that the owner dual-licenses it.
> According to, it is either still RedHat
> or already transferred to the FSF. That doesn't sound like dual
> licensing, I don't think the FSF would do that...

That was my thinking, too.

> > > > A firmware image is available from D-Link
> > > > and it seems to be composed of compressed blocks padded by zeroes. I haven't
> > > > verified yet that it's indeed a compressed kernel, cramfs, etc, but it seems
> > > > quite likely.
> > >
> > > I'm downloading it right now, and I'll see whether I can find any Linux
> > > in there.
> >
> > Good luck. I'll try to take a look, too.
> Up to now I can only tell you that it doesn't look like any of the 50+
> linux firmware images I've seen so far.

Too bad. Well, I'll have to try to hook up a serial port.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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