iwlwifi asks for newer firmware

Bug #1641817 reported by Jesse Sung
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Jesse Sung
linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
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Jesse Sung

Bug Description

Currently we have iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode and iwlwifi-8000C-16.ucode in Xenial, and iwlwifi ask for -19 for certain cards.

[ 6.725276] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-19.ucode failed with error -2
[ 6.725289] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-dbg-cfg.ini failed with error -2
[ 6.725309] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-18.ucode failed with error -2
[ 6.725320] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-dbg-cfg.ini failed with error -2
[ 6.725340] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-17.ucode failed with error -2
[ 6.725351] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-dbg-cfg.ini failed with error -2
[ 6.737599] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-dbg-cfg.ini failed with error -2
[ 6.739219] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: loaded firmware version 16.242414.0 op_mode iwlmvm
[ 7.620858] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 8260, REV=0x208

With newer iwlwifi (in new kernel or backport-iwlwifi), it will ask for -22 and -21:
[ 6.724373] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-21.ucode failed with error -2
[ 6.725213] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-dbg-cfg.ini failed with error -2
[ 6.725242] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-20.ucode failed with error -2
[ 6.725255] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-dbg-cfg.ini failed with error -2

There are only -21 and -22 in upstream, we should pull them in for upcoming hwe kernels.

Yakkety is not affected since it already has -21 and -22.

Jesse Sung (wenchien)
tags: added: originate-from-1641555 tuchuck
Changed in hwe-next:
assignee: nobody → Jesse Sung (wenchien)
status: New → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Jesse Sung (wenchien) wrote :

commit a2c354e64cec4b1146054c7e5b7df4329af752a7
Author: Emmanuel Grumbach <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Mar 8 09:29:48 2016 +0200

    iwlwifi: add new -21.ucode for 7265D, 8260, 3168 and 8265 devices

    This firmware is the first firmware we release of 3168 and
    8265. It is supported starting from kernel 4.6.

    Revision number: 302800
    Build number: WFFW24389_R18

    Signed-off-by: Emmanuel Grumbach <email address hidden>

Revision history for this message
Jesse Sung (wenchien) wrote :

commit b224bd0c77370a58b996a7be2c322b9fb4849398
Author: Emmanuel Grumbach <email address hidden>
Date: Sun Jul 10 09:32:17 2016 +0300

    iwlwifi: add new -22 firmware for 7265D and up

    Revision number: 361476
    Build number: WFFW29631_R19

    Signed-off-by: Emmanuel Grumbach <email address hidden>

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