missing marvell sd8xxx driver

Bug #210839 reported by Pau Oliva on 2008-04-02
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linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

The Marvell M-WLAN Driver is missing in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24.

In Ubuntu 8.04 beta, this package does not have the /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/ubuntu/wireless/sd8686/sd8xxx.ko module, found in previous version (ubuntu 7.10).

However after extracting the source package I can see that it is in /ubuntu/wireless/marvell/ directory, but for some reason not included in the binary release of the package.

Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :

Ok, tired of waiting I have compiled the package from source and found what is missing:

1) In ubuntu-hardy-lum/debian/config/i386 add the line CONFIG_MMC_SD8686=m
2) Then compile it using 'dpkg-buildpackage', the resulting module will be in ubuntu-hardy-lum/debian/build/build-386/wireless/marvell/8686_wlan/sd8686.ko

Pau Oliva (poliva) on 2008-04-13
Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
assignee: nobody → amitk
Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
assignee: amitk → ubuntu-kernel-team
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :

To properly fix this bug, please add the Marvell modules to the debian config file and recompile the binary package.

CONFIG_MMC_SD8686=m
CONFIG_MMC_SD8688=m

Then add the marvell firmware too, which can be downloaded from marvell website here:
http://www.marvell.com/drivers/driverDisplay.do?dId=200&pId=38

It should be placed in /lib/firmware/mrvl/ directory.

I have tested the SD8686 module on HTC Shift UMPC and it works like a charm, I know there are only 5 days left, but it would be nice if you can fix this bug before 8.04 final is released.

Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :

Per kernel team bug policies, I attach the following information.

Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :
Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :
Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :
Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :

package has been upgraded to 2.6.24-17 on Hardy, and is still missing the marvell wlan modules and firmware.

Attached is the patch to fix it.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :
Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
assignee: ubuntu-kernel-team → timg-tpi
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

SRU Justification:

Impact: Marvell sd8xxx drivers are not loaded since they are not built.

Patch Description: Add the config definitions to i386/amd64

Patch: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-hardy-lum.git;a=commit;h=4494bdacdb8f6c8694293701c1551e8aec3049c5

TEST CASE: See bug description.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

reverted. I am told that the firmware for this device is not redistributable.
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-hardy-lum.git;a=commit;h=12fa20fdbd66faa10bc4b3eb00584abd3af324cf

Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
assignee: timg-tpi → nobody
status: Fix Committed → Won't Fix
Pau Oliva (poliva) wrote :

If that is the case, Isn't it possible to add the modules without adding the firmware, and provide a link to the users to download the firmware?

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