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SubjectRe: [2.6.26-rc4] Problems with rt2x00 USB interface on powerpc (fwd)
Hi, all. (And Hi Linus!)

On Jun 29 2008, Ivo van Doorn wrote:
> Rogério Brito wrote:
> > Just for your information, I just compiled the -rc7 kernel on x86-64 (where
> > rt2500usb works if I boot with kernel 2.6.25) and still doesn't work (I'm
> > not even mentioning here PowerPC).

Just to reiterate, for both Ivo and John and people on the rt2400 list
(who may not seem my earlier problem reports that went back and forth with
Ivo), I'm willing to test any tree to get the driver working with my D-Link
DWL-G122 stick revision B (which actually works with with the rt2500usb
driver, if I boot with kernel 2.6.25, as mentioned above, but has problems
with 2.6.26-rc* kernels).

I was a bit busy with the lame project (we have just released a new
upstream release, 3.98, after two years of work!) and I have not kept up
with testing the -rc8 and -rc9 kernels that Linus released in the interim,
but I am downloading the patches so that I can see their behavior.

Actually, I did some tests with 2.6.25.4 (which is the kernel that I am
using on my x86-64, pending and update soon to 2.6.25.10 or whatever is the
point-release du jour) and I was very happy to see that I don't need the
non-free firmware from ralink.

Just as a reminder: with 2.6.25.4, I can work with it on x86-64, but not
with PowerPC. With recent 2.6.26-rc* kernels, it stopped working on x86-64
also. :(

Unfortunately, I may be moving in the near future and I would like to bring
my iBook G3 laptop with me (even if dated) so that I can continue my work
on some projects and the only way to connect and to work on then would be
with the USB stick, as I won't probably have wired conection.

Right now, I am unable to connect to the network with the USB stick, as Ivo
mentioned, due to some register differences, which I keep here (see below)
for reference (sorry for the long e-mail, but this is to keep the context
as we have already entered another month and the issue is not fixed and I
hope that Linus won't release the final 2.6.26 yet, as this kernel will
most probably be the one used by some distributions).

As Linus mentioned on
<alpine.LFD.1.10.0807051557500.3016@woody.linux-foundation.org>, he would
like a lot of people testing the changes---no, this bug submitter has not
been kidnapped :)---and this is what I am trying to do (actually, I'm
willing to do git bisect, test new trees---you name it).

Oh, just as a last piece of information, the USB wireless stick works fine
if I boot MacOS X, but Apple has dropped the support for older PowerPC
machines (and even some not so old ones :( ), this is one reason more for
me to want a working Linux release.


Thanks in advance to everybody, Rogério Brito.

P.S.: Here follows Ivo's comments on the register differences taken from
debugfs:

> In case other people are interested in the register differences as well,
> attached is the real difference between the registers. Registers that are
> different have the register name and meaning on the right side.
>
> Interesting things to note:
> - SIFS/EIFS timing is different, which is expected since rt2500usb now
> listens to mac80211 for this information.
> - Activity led is disabled, not interesting for this bug, but it really should have
> been set to 1.
> - mac80211 now uses short preamble
> - Basic rates mask is 0, this is very odd....
> - Link tuner value is set to 0, I seriously doubt that is a correct value
> - TX power is different, mac80211 probably has set it to something different
>
> Thats it for now, if anybody has any ideas, please let me know. :)
>
> Ivo

> 2.6.25.4-1 | 2.6.26-rc5-2
> driver: rt2500usb driver: rt2500usb
> version: 2.0.14 | version: 2.1.4
> compiled: Jun 13 2008 01:33:03 | compiled: Jun 8 2008 17:08:54
> dev_flags: 0x0001012f | dev_flags: 0x00000e2f
> rt chip: 1201 rt chip: 1201
> rf chip: 0005 rf chip: 0005
> revision:00000005 revision:00000005
>
> csr length: 128 csr length: 128
> eeprom length: 53 eeprom length: 53
> bbp length: 96 bbp length: 96
> rf length: 5 rf length: 5
>
> csr csr
> 0 :0x0005 0 :0x0005
> 1 :0x0004 1 :0x0004
> 2 :0x1300 2 :0x1300
> 3 :0xe946 3 :0xe946
> 4 :0x8a8d 4 :0x8a8d
> 5 :0x1300 5 :0x1300
> 6 :0x5146 6 :0x5146
> 7 :0x6510 7 :0x6510
> 8 :0x0980 8 :0x0980
> 9 :0xff1d 9 :0xff1d
> 10 :0x0014 10 :0x0014
> 11 :0x0005 | 11 :0x000a MAC_CSR11: SIFS.
> 12 :0x016c | 12 :0x013a MAC_CSR12: EIFS.
> 13 :0x1111 13 :0x1111
> 14 :0x1e11 14 :0x1e11
> 15 :0x01ee 15 :0x01ee
> 16 :0x0000 16 :0x0000
> 17 :0x01fe 17 :0x01fe
> 18 :0x005a 18 :0x005a
> 19 :0xff00 19 :0xff00
> 20 :0x0003 | 20 :0x0002 MAC_CSR20: LED control register.
> 21 :0x1e46 21 :0x1e46
> 22 :0x0053 22 :0x0053
> 23 :0x0000 23 :0x0000
> 24 :0x0000 24 :0x0000
> 25 :0x0000 25 :0x0000
> 26 :0x0000 26 :0x0000
> 27 :0x0000 27 :0x0000
> 28 :0x0000 28 :0x0000
> 29 :0x0000 29 :0x0000
> 30 :0x0000 30 :0x0000
> 31 :0x0000 31 :0x0000
> 32 :0x1ec0 32 :0x1ec0
> 33 :0xb11a | 33 :0xb162 TXRX_CSR1: TX configuration.
> 34 :0x007e 34 :0x007e
> 35 :0xb3af 35 :0xb3af
> 36 :0xb3aa 36 :0xb3aa
> 37 :0x8c8d 37 :0x8c8d
> 38 :0x8b8a 38 :0x8b8a
> 39 :0x8687 39 :0x8687
> 40 :0x0085 40 :0x0085
> 41 :0x0162 41 :0x0162
> 42 :0x000e | 42 :0x000a TXRX_CSR10: Auto responder control.
> 43 :0x015f | 43 :0x0000 TXRX_CSR11: Auto responder basic rate.
> 44 :0x140a 44 :0x140a
> 45 :0x7038 45 :0x7038
> 46 :0x0c13 46 :0x0c13
> 47 :0x0609 47 :0x0609
> 48 :0x0305 48 :0x0305
> 49 :0x0203 49 :0x0203
> 50 :0xfa00 50 :0xfa00
> 51 :0x0003 | 51 :0x000b TXRX_CSR19: Synchronization control register.
> 52 :0x0003 52 :0x0003
> 53 :0xe78f 53 :0xe78f
> 54 :0x0000 54 :0x0000
> 55 :0x0000 55 :0x0000
> 56 :0x0000 56 :0x0000
> 57 :0x0000 57 :0x0000
> 58 :0x0000 58 :0x0000
> 59 :0x0000 59 :0x0000
> 60 :0x0000 60 :0x0000
> 61 :0x0000 61 :0x0000
> 62 :0x0000 62 :0x0000
> 63 :0x0000 63 :0x0000
> 64 :0x0000 64 :0x0000
> 65 :0x0000 65 :0x0000
> 66 :0x0000 66 :0x0000
> 67 :0x0000 67 :0x0000
> 68 :0x0000 68 :0x0000
> 69 :0x0000 69 :0x0000
> 70 :0x0000 70 :0x0000
> 71 :0x0000 71 :0x0000
> 72 :0x0000 72 :0x0000
> 73 :0x0000 73 :0x0000
> 74 :0x0000 74 :0x0000
> 75 :0x0000 75 :0x0000
> 76 :0x0000 76 :0x0000
> 77 :0x0000 77 :0x0000
> 78 :0x0000 78 :0x0000
> 79 :0x0000 79 :0x0000
> 80 :0x0000 80 :0x0000
> 81 :0x0000 81 :0x0000
> 82 :0x0000 82 :0x0000
> 83 :0x0000 83 :0x0000
> 84 :0x0000 84 :0x0000
> 85 :0x0000 85 :0x0000
> 86 :0x0000 86 :0x0000
> 87 :0x0000 87 :0x0000
> 88 :0x0000 88 :0x0000
> 89 :0x0000 89 :0x0000
> 90 :0x0000 90 :0x0000
> 91 :0x0000 91 :0x0000
> 92 :0x0000 92 :0x0000
> 93 :0x0000 93 :0x0000
> 94 :0x0000 94 :0x0000
> 95 :0x0000 95 :0x0000
> 96 :0x1221 96 :0x1221
> 97 :0x0003 97 :0x0003
> 98 :0x0000 98 :0x0000
> 99 :0x0000 99 :0x0000
> 100 :0x000f 100 :0x000f
> 101 :0x8206 101 :0x8206
> 102 :0x821e 102 :0x821e
> 103 :0x9160 | 103 :0x9100 PHY_CSR7: BBP access register 0.
> 104 :0x0000 104 :0x0000
> 105 :0x0e07 105 :0x0e07
> 106 :0x5400 106 :0x5400
> 107 :0x0000 107 :0x0000
> 108 :0x0000 108 :0x0000
> 109 :0x0000 109 :0x0000
> 110 :0x0000 110 :0x0000
> 111 :0x0000 111 :0x0000
> 112 :0x0000 | 112 :0x032c STA_CSR0: FCS error count.
> 113 :0x01a9 | 113 :0xfb58 STA_CSR1: PLCP error count.
> 114 :0x0038 | 114 :0x6311 STA_CSR2: LONG error count.
> 115 :0x0000 | 115 :0x0a1f STA_CSR3: CCA false alarm.
> 116 :0x0000 116 :0x0000
> 117 :0x0000 117 :0x0000
> 118 :0x0169 | 118 :0x0000 STA_CSR6
> 119 :0x0011 | 119 :0x0000 STA_CSR7
> 120 :0x0000 120 :0x0000
> 121 :0x0000 121 :0x0000
> 122 :0x0a01 | 122 :0x02e1 STA_CSR10
> 123 :0x0000 123 :0x0000
> 124 :0x0000 124 :0x0000
> 125 :0x0000 125 :0x0000
> 126 :0x0000 126 :0x0000
> 127 :0x0000 127 :0x0000
>
> eeprom eeprom
> 0 :0x2570 0 :0x2570
> 1 :0x0104 1 :0x0104
> 2 :0x1300 2 :0x1300
> 3 :0xe946 3 :0xe946
> 4 :0x8a8d 4 :0x8a8d
> 5 :0xffff 5 :0xffff
> 6 :0xffff 6 :0xffff
> 7 :0xffff 7 :0xffff
> 8 :0xffff 8 :0xffff
> 9 :0xffff 9 :0xffff
> 10 :0xffff 10 :0xffff
> 11 :0x2829 11 :0x2829
> 12 :0xfff0 12 :0xfff0
> 13 :0x00ff 13 :0x00ff
> 14 :0x112c 14 :0x112c
> 15 :0x1518 15 :0x1518
> 16 :0x1618 16 :0x1618
> 17 :0x3e00 17 :0x3e00
> 18 :0xffff 18 :0xffff
> 19 :0xffff 19 :0xffff
> 20 :0xffff 20 :0xffff
> 21 :0xffff 21 :0xffff
> 22 :0xffff 22 :0xffff
> 23 :0xffff 23 :0xffff
> 24 :0xffff 24 :0xffff
> 25 :0xffff 25 :0xffff
> 26 :0xffff 26 :0xffff
> 27 :0xffff 27 :0xffff
> 28 :0xffff 28 :0xffff
> 29 :0xffff 29 :0xffff
> 30 :0x1717 30 :0x1717
> 31 :0x1717 31 :0x1717
> 32 :0x1717 32 :0x1717
> 33 :0x1717 33 :0x1717
> 34 :0x1617 34 :0x1617
> 35 :0x1616 35 :0x1616
> 36 :0x1616 36 :0x1616
> 37 :0xffff 37 :0xffff
> 38 :0xffff 38 :0xffff
> 39 :0xffff 39 :0xffff
> 40 :0xffff 40 :0xffff
> 41 :0xffff 41 :0xffff
> 42 :0xffff 42 :0xffff
> 43 :0xffff 43 :0xffff
> 44 :0xffff 44 :0xffff
> 45 :0xffff 45 :0xffff
> 46 :0xffff 46 :0xffff
> 47 :0xffff 47 :0xffff
> 48 :0x0032 48 :0x0032
> 49 :0x6880 49 :0x6880
> 50 :0x3850 50 :0x3850
> 51 :0x6f5f 51 :0x6f5f
> 52 :0xff37 | 52 :0xfa00
>
> bbp bbp
> 0 :0x13 0 :0x13
> 1 :0x45 | 1 :0x55
> 2 :0x1e | 2 :0x06 R2: TX antenna control
> 3 :0x02 3 :0x02
> 4 :0x19 4 :0x19
> 5 :0x09 | 5 :0x0b
> 6 :0x00 | 6 :0x10
> 7 :0x0e | 7 :0x00
> 8 :0x00 8 :0x00
> 9 :0x00 9 :0x00
> 10 :0x00 10 :0x00
> 11 :0x04 11 :0x04
> 12 :0x00 | 12 :0x01
> 13 :0x70 | 13 :0xa8
> 14 :0x1a 14 :0x1a
> 15 :0x30 15 :0x30
> 16 :0xac 16 :0xac
> 17 :0x60 | 17 :0x00
> 18 :0x18 18 :0x18
> 19 :0xff 19 :0xff
> 20 :0x1e 20 :0x1e
> 21 :0x18 21 :0x18
> 22 :0x18 22 :0x18
> 23 :0x08 23 :0x08
> 24 :0x68 | 24 :0x80
> 25 :0x38 | 25 :0x50
> 26 :0x08 26 :0x08
> 27 :0x23 27 :0x23
> 28 :0x18 28 :0x18
> 29 :0x18 29 :0x18
> 30 :0x10 30 :0x10
> 31 :0x2b 31 :0x2b
> 32 :0xb9 32 :0xb9
> 33 :0x55 33 :0x55
> 34 :0x12 34 :0x12
> 35 :0x50 35 :0x50
> 36 :0x11 36 :0x11
> 37 :0x05 37 :0x05
> 38 :0x00 38 :0x00
> 39 :0xc4 39 :0xc4
> 40 :0x02 40 :0x02
> 41 :0x60 41 :0x60
> 42 :0x08 | 42 :0x09
> 43 :0x01 | 43 :0x34
> 44 :0x78 | 44 :0x0b
> 45 :0x00 | 45 :0x6e
> 46 :0x38 | 46 :0x70
> 47 :0x0a 47 :0x0a
> 48 :0x04 48 :0x04
> 49 :0x02 49 :0x02
> 50 :0x68 50 :0x68
> 51 :0x56 | 51 :0x18
> 52 :0x2e | 52 :0x04
> 53 :0x10 53 :0x10
> 54 :0x18 54 :0x18
> 55 :0x7b | 55 :0x2d
> 56 :0x08 56 :0x08
> 57 :0x10 57 :0x10
> 58 :0x08 58 :0x08
> 59 :0x02 59 :0x02
> 60 :0x3f | 60 :0x3e
> 61 :0x6f | 61 :0x5f
> 62 :0x00 62 :0x00
> 63 :0x00 63 :0x00
> 64 :0x01 64 :0x01
> 65 :0x03 65 :0x03
> 66 :0x00 66 :0x00
> 67 :0x00 67 :0x00
> 68 :0x00 68 :0x00
> 69 :0x00 69 :0x00
> 70 :0x46 70 :0x46
> 71 :0x00 71 :0x00
> 72 :0x00 72 :0x00
> 73 :0x00 73 :0x00
> 74 :0xd4 74 :0xd4
> 75 :0xff 75 :0xff
> 76 :0x19 76 :0x19
> 77 :0x05 77 :0x05
> 78 :0x08 78 :0x08
> 79 :0x00 79 :0x00
> 80 :0x00 80 :0x00
> 81 :0x05 81 :0x05
> 82 :0x14 82 :0x14
> 83 :0x50 83 :0x50
> 84 :0xc0 84 :0xc0
> 85 :0x10 85 :0x10
> 86 :0x74 | 86 :0xcf
> 87 :0x04 | 87 :0x00
> 88 :0x00 88 :0x00
> 89 :0x00 89 :0x00
> 90 :0x00 90 :0x00
> 91 :0x00 91 :0x00
> 92 :0x00 92 :0x00
> 93 :0x00 93 :0x00
> 94 :0x00 94 :0x00
> 95 :0x00 95 :0x00
>
> rf rf
> 0 :0x00000000 0 :0x00000000
> 1 :0x00022010 1 :0x00022010
> 2 :0x000008a6 2 :0x000008a6
> 3 :0x00063711 | 3 :0x00062d11
> 4 :0x00000e07 4 :0x00000e07

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Rogério Brito : rbrito@{mackenzie,ime.usp}.br : GPG key 1024D/7C2CAEB8
http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito : http://meusite.mackenzie.com.br/rbrito
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