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Re: [PATCH 04/10] bcm63xx: register a fallback SPROM require for b43 to

To: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Michael Buesch <mb@bu3sch.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/10] bcm63xx: register a fallback SPROM require for b43 to work
From: Florian Fainelli <florian@openwrt.org>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 20:56:35 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Maxime Bizon <mbizon@freebox.fr>
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Le Sunday 31 May 2009 20:28:02 Florian Fainelli, vous avez écrit :
> In order to get b43 working, we have to register a SPROM
> which provides sane values to calibrate the radio, provide
> GPIO settings and country code. The SSB bus is initialized
> when the PCI bus is registered and expects to find the
> SPROM at init time. Thus we have to move our device
> registration from device_initcall to arch_initcall. The rationale
> behind this comes from Broadcom not providing on-chip
> EEPROM to store such settings, but relying on the main
> system Flash to provide them by software means.

Forgot to mention that it is possible to actually register a fallback SPROM
thanks to Michael's patch, see 
http://marc.info/?l=linux-wireless&m=123575046807993&w=2
-- 
Best regards, Florian Fainelli
Email : florian@openwrt.org
http://openwrt.org
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