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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.19 180/192] brcmfmac: Use firmware_request_nowarn for the clm_blob
From: Hans de Goede <>

[ Upstream commit 4ad0be160544ffbdafb7cec39bb8e6dd0a97317a ]

The linux-firmware brcmfmac firmware files contain an embedded table with
per country allowed channels and strength info.

For recent hardware these versions of the firmware are specially build for
linux-firmware, the firmware files directly available from Cypress rely on
a separate clm_blob file for this info.

For some unknown reason Cypress refuses to provide the standard firmware
files + clm_blob files it uses elsewhere for inclusion into linux-firmware,
instead relying on these special builds with the clm_blob info embedded.
This means that the linux-firmware firmware versions often lag behind,
but I digress.

The brcmfmac driver does support the separate clm_blob file and always
tries to load this. Currently we use request_firmware for this. This means
that on any standard install, using the standard combo of linux-kernel +
linux-firmware, we will get a warning:
"Direct firmware load for ... failed with error -2"

On top of this, brcmfmac itself prints: "no clm_blob available (err=-2),
device may have limited channels available".

This commit switches to firmware_request_nowarn, fixing almost any brcmfmac
device logging the warning (it leaves the brcmfmac info message in place).

Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/common.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/common.c b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/common.c
index cd3651069d0c..27893af63ebc 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/common.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/common.c
@@ -149,7 +149,7 @@ static int brcmf_c_process_clm_blob(struct brcmf_if *ifp)
return err;

- err = request_firmware(&clm, clm_name, bus->dev);
+ err = firmware_request_nowarn(&clm, clm_name, bus->dev);
if (err) {
brcmf_info("no clm_blob available (err=%d), device may have limited channels available\n",
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