lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2021]   [Feb]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] ath10k: Introduce a devicetree quirk to skip host cap QMI requests
On Mon 08 Feb 11:21 CST 2021, Kalle Valo wrote:

> Amit Pundir <amit.pundir@linaro.org> writes:
>
> > Hi Kalle,
> >
> > On Mon, 7 Dec 2020 at 22:25, Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> This is firmware version specific, right? There's also enum
> >> ath10k_fw_features which is embedded within firmware-N.bin, we could add
> >> a new flag there. But that means that a correct firmware-N.bin is needed
> >> for each firmware version, not sure if that would work out. Just
> >> throwing out ideas here.
> >
> > Apologies for this late reply. I was out for a while.
>
> No worries.
>
> > If by that (the firmware version) you mean "QC_IMAGE_VERSION_STRING",
> > then that may be a bit tricky. Pocophone F1 use the same firmware
> > family version (WLAN.HL.2.0.XXX), used by Dragonboard 845c (which has
> > Wi-Fi working upstream).
>
> I'm meaning the ath10k firmware meta data we have in firmware-N.bin
> (N=2,3,4...) file. A quick summary:
>
> Every ath10k firmware release should have firmware-N.bin. The file is
> created with this tool:
>
> https://github.com/qca/qca-swiss-army-knife/blob/master/tools/scripts/ath10k/ath10k-fwencoder
>
> firmware-N.bin contains various metadata, one of those being firmware
> feature flags:
>
> enum ath10k_fw_features {
> /* wmi_mgmt_rx_hdr contains extra RSSI information */
> ATH10K_FW_FEATURE_EXT_WMI_MGMT_RX = 0,
>
> /* Firmware from 10X branch. Deprecated, don't use in new code. */
> ATH10K_FW_FEATURE_WMI_10X = 1,
>
> [...]
>
> So what you could is add a new flag enum ath10k_fw_features, create a
> new firmware-N.bin for your device and enable the flag on the firmware
> releases for your device only.
>
> I don't know if this is usable, but one solution which came to my mind.

It sounds quite reasonable to pass this using firmawre-N.bin instead of
DT, however that would imply that we need to find firmware-N.bin in the
device-specific directory, where we keep the wlanmdsp.mbn as well - and
not under /lib/firmware/ath10k


For other devices (e.g. ADSP, modem or wlanmdsp.mbn) we're putting these
in e.g. /lib/firmware/qcom/LENOVO/81JL/ and specifies the location using
a firmware-name property in DT.

Regards,
Bjorn

>
> --
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-wireless/list/
>
> https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/developers/documentation/submittingpatches

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2021-02-08 20:11    [W:0.132 / U:0.488 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site