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From: Jeremy Linton <>
To: Peter Robinson <>, Josh Boyer <>
Cc: Linux Firmware <>,
	Hans de Goede <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] brcm: Link rpi4's wifi with newer DMI string
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 19:59:53 -0600
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


On 1/9/21 7:09 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 12:34 PM Josh Boyer <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 6:35 PM Peter Robinson <> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 8:49 PM Jeremy Linton <> wrote:
>>>> The rpi4 when booted with a full featured
>>>> firmware reports a machine id from SMBIOS/DMI.
>>>> Since that is used to select the firmware we
>>>> need to add a new symlink.
>>> Overall the patch is fine but the commit message is very opinionated
>>> for a wifi firmware support patch. For one it's not a newer DMI string
>>> for Raspberry Pi as all current strings are for device tree and in the
>>> context of supporting WiFi the difference between what ever the
>>> firmware you're referring to when you say "full featured firmware" is
>>> irrelevant and marketing, does that "full featured firmware" support
>>> more features of the wifi chipset than the other variants of firmware?
>>> Except for the commit message:
>>> Reviewed-by: Peter Robinson <>
>> Not sure what I'm going to do with that.  Do you have a better commit
>> message you'd like to suggest, or are your objections not strong
>> enough to warrant a rewrite?
> How about:
> brcm: Add link for Raspberry Pi 4 for matching DMI string
> When the Raspberry Pi 4 is booted using a ACPI firmware
> the wireless driver matches against a DMI string so
> add a link to ensure the wireless works with that firmware
> variant as well.

I will come up with something and re-post it tomorrow, although I think 
Peter needs to read it with a more euphemistic tone... :)

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-08 20:49 Jeremy Linton
2021-01-08 22:07 ` Hans de Goede
2021-01-08 23:18 ` Jeremy Linton
2021-01-08 23:35 ` Peter Robinson
2021-01-09 12:33   ` Josh Boyer
2021-01-09 13:09     ` Peter Robinson
2021-01-11  1:59       ` Jeremy Linton [this message]

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