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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] net: wireless: bcm43xx: big_buffer_sem semaphore to mutex
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    On Friday, 14 of December 2007, Michael Buesch wrote:
    > On Friday 14 December 2007 13:59:54 Simon Holm Thøgersen wrote:
    > > > This user did get the following messages in dmesg:
    > > >
    > > > b43err(dev->wl, "Firmware file \"%s\" not found "
    > > > "or load failed.\n", path);
    > >
    > > So the question seems to be why b43 needs version 4, when b43legacy and
    > > bcm43x uses version 3?
    >
    > That's really a question, right?
    >
    > Well. linux-2.4 doesn't work with the linux-2.6 modutils.
    > Windows Vista doesn't work with Windows 98 device drivers.
    > That leads to this assumption:
    > b43 doesn't work with version 3 firmware but needs version 4.
    >
    > Newer drivers supporting newer hardware need newer firmware.

    Actually, can you explain why, from the technical point of view, the version 4
    firware is better than version 3, please?

    Rafael
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