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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: r8188eu: add firmware dependency
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On 8/2/22 12:18, Grzegorz Szymaszek wrote:
> The old rtl8188eu module, removed in commit 55dfa29b43d2 ("staging:
> rtl8188eu: remove rtl8188eu driver from staging dir") (Linux kernel
> v5.15-rc1), required (through a MODULE_FIRMWARE call()) the
> rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin firmware file, which the new r8188eu driver no
> longer requires.
>
> I have tested a few RTL8188EUS-based Wi-Fi cards and, while supported by
> both drivers, they do not work when using the new one and the firmware
> wasn't manually loaded. According to Larry Finger, the module
> maintainer, all such cards need the firmware and the driver should
> depend on it (see the linked mails).
>
> Add a proper MODULE_FIRMWARE() call, like it was done in the old driver.
>
> Thanks to Greg Kroah-Hartman and Larry Finger for quick responses to my
> questions.
>
> Link: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-meta-hwe-5.15/+question/702611
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/YukkBu3TNODO3or9@nx64de-df6d00/
> Signed-off-by: Grzegorz Szymaszek <gszymaszek@short.pl>
> ---
> drivers/staging/r8188eu/os_dep/os_intfs.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/r8188eu/os_dep/os_intfs.c b/drivers/staging/r8188eu/os_dep/os_intfs.c
> index 891c85b088ca..5bd3022e4b40 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/r8188eu/os_dep/os_intfs.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/r8188eu/os_dep/os_intfs.c
> @@ -18,6 +18,7 @@ MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Realtek Wireless Lan Driver");
> MODULE_AUTHOR("Realtek Semiconductor Corp.");
> MODULE_VERSION(DRIVERVERSION);
> +MODULE_FIRMWARE("rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin");
>
> #define CONFIG_BR_EXT_BRNAME "br0"
> #define RTW_NOTCH_FILTER 0 /* 0:Disable, 1:Enable, */

Acked-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>

Thanks,

Larry

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