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SubjectRe: [v7 wlcore: add missing nvs file name info for wilink8
* Reizer, Eyal <> [170814 05:15]:
> The following commits:
> commit c815fdebef44 ("wlcore: spi: Populate config firmware data")
> commit d776fc86b82f ("wlcore: sdio: Populate config firmware data")
> Populated the nvs entry for wilink6 and wilink7 only while it is
> still needed for wilink8 as well.
> This broke user space backward compatibility when upgrading from older
> kernels, as the alternate mac address would not be read from the nvs that
> is present in the file system (lib/firmware/ti-connectivity/wl1271-nvs.bin)
> causing mac address change of the wlan interface.
> This patch fix this and update the structure field with the same default
> nvs file name that has been used before.
> In addition, some distros hold a default wl1271-nvs.bin in the file
> system with a bogus mac address (deadbeef...) that overrides the mac
> address that is stored inside the device.
> Warn users about this bogus mac address and use the internal mac address
> Fixes: c815fdebef44 ("wlcore: spi: Populate config firmware data")
> Fixes: d776fc86b82f ("wlcore: sdio: Populate config firmware data")
> Signed-off-by: Eyal Reizer <>
> ---
> v2->v3: add a check for default deadbeef... mac address and warn about it
> v3->v4: use a random TI mac address instead of the bogus one
> v4->v5: add constant definition for TI oui address
> v5->v6: after also verifying on wilink6/7 Use mac internal mac address
> instead of a random one
> v6->v7: use random mac in case internal mac is zero

Great, works for me! Thanks for fixing this issue properly:

Tested-by: Tony Lindgren <>

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