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SubjectRe: [PATCH] wireless-2.6 zd1211rw check against regulatory domain rather than hardcoded value of 11
The patch was based off the FIXME comment in the code [which suggested
replacing 11 with the boundary for the regulatory domain]. I'll take a
look at the vendors driver and see about modifying the patch to fit
more with its logic or just limmiting it to the FCC regulatory domain.

On 10/30/06, Uli Kunitz <kune@deine-taler.de> wrote:
> Johannes Berg wrote:
> >> I'm not so sure about this. This patching might be US-specific and we
> >> cannot simply apply the setting for top channel of another domain
> >> instead of channel 11. One option would be to set the value only under
> >> the US regulatory domain.
> >
> > ??
> > What the patch does is replace the top channel which is hardcoded to 11
> > by the top channel given by the current regulatory domain. How can that
> > be wrong? Except that you may want to init the regulatory domain from
> > the EEPROM but I'm not sure how the ieee80211 code works wrt. that.
> >
> > johannes
>
> The problem is not so much that I don't trust the geo code, but whether
> setting the register to that band-edge value for a higher channel is
> the right thing to do. It looks like that this is a hack for FFC
> compliance. Therefore I suggest to patch CR128 only
> for the US regulatory domain.
>
> Here is the code from the GPL vendor driver (zdhw.c):
>
> if (pObj->HWFeature & BIT_21) //6321 for FCC regulation, enabled HWFeature 6M band edge bit (for AL2230, AL2230S)
> {
> if (ChannelNo == 1 || ChannelNo == 11) //MARK_003, band edge, these may depend on PCB layout
> {
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR128, 0x12);
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR129, 0x12);
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR130, 0x10);
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR47, 0x1E);
> }
> else //(ChannelNo 2 ~ 10, 12 ~ 14)
> {
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR128, 0x14);
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR129, 0x12);
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR130, 0x10);
> pObj->SetReg(reg, ZD_CR47, 0x1E);
> }
> }
>
> The patch from Holden would set ZD_CR128 to 0x12 for the highest channel,
> which would not reflect the logic of the vendor driver.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Uli
>
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> Uli Kunitz (kune@deine-taler.de)
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