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From: "John W. Linville" <>
To: "Michael Büsch" <>
Cc:, Larry Finger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] b43: update hw/fw version info in wiphy struct
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:44:14 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 08:04:52PM +0200, Michael Büsch wrote:
> On 07/29/2010 07:34 PM, John W. Linville wrote:
> >+	wiphy->hw_version = dev->dev->bus->chip_id;
> Hm, well. Is hw_version of any use, actually? How does ethtool display
> it? I guess it does not use BCD (chip_id is BCD encoded).

It is available through the ETHTOOL_GREGS ioctl.  The userland ethtool
app can be extended to interpret the value for a specific driver.

> What about using the wireless-core revision? It is slightly more usable
> than the chip_id.

Patch v2 posted...

John W. Linville		Someday the world will need a hero, and you			might be all we have.  Be ready.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2010-07-29 18:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-07-29 17:34 [PATCH] b43: update hw/fw version info in wiphy struct John W. Linville
2010-07-29 18:04 ` Michael Büsch
2010-07-29 18:28   ` [PATCH v2] " John W. Linville
2010-07-29 18:44   ` John W. Linville [this message]

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