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firmware: install wifi firmware from linux-firmware, cleanup wlan-fir… #1635

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MilhouseVH commented May 22, 2017

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This PR depends on LibreELEC/wlan-firmware#3

(Note: Although I refer to linux-firmware this is the name of the upstream repo, as due to a conflict we refer to it as kernel-firmware)

The following files are present in wlan-firmware/firmware but not linux-firmware:

3826.arm
b43/*
brcm/bcm4329-fullmac-4.txt
brcm/brcmfmac4329-sdio.txt
brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio.txt
brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt
brcm/LICENCE.broadcom_bcm43xx
isl3886pci
isl3886usb
isl3887usb
libertas/lbtf_usb.bin
libertas/LICENCE.libertas
mwl8k/LICENCE.mwl8k
rtlwifi/LICENCE.rtlwifi_firmware.txt
rtlwifi/rtl8192dufw.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8192dufw_wol.bin
ti-connectivity/LICENCE.ti-connectivity
ti-connectivity/wl1271-nvs-ap.bin
zd1201/*
zd1211/*

Of these, I've retained the following in wlan-firmware:

b43/*

brcm/LICENCE.broadcom_bcm43xx
brcm/brcmfmac4329-sdio.txt
brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio.txt
brcm/bcm4329-fullmac-4.txt
brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt

RTL8192E/*

rtlwifi/LICENCE.rtlwifi_firmware.txt
rtlwifi/rtl8192dufw_wol.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8192dufw.bin

while all other files in wlan-firmware have been removed - please shout if any files should be reinstated.

The brcm/*.txt files are the NVRAM files for the matching firmwares, which are not present in linux-firmware (however the firmware is).

The ti-connectivity/* and ath9k_htc/* firmwares, although present in linux-firmware, will no longer be installed.

Based on md5 hashes and file creation time stamps, the vast majority of files in linux-firmware are the same as the corresponding file in wlan-firmware, and/or newer.

There are some exceptions - the following files are both different and older in linux-firmware than the corresponding files in wlan-firmware:

brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.bin
brcm/brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin
mrvl/sd8887_uapsta.bin
mrvl/pcie8897_uapsta.bin
mrvl/sd8897_uapsta.bin
ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1/firmware-5.bin
ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/notice_ath10k_firmware-5.txt
ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/firmware-5.bin

However when testing brcm/brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin (RPi3 WiFI/BT), it appears the version in linux-firmware is actually more recent:

brcm/brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin from wlan-firmware:

[    4.712203] usbcore: registered new interface driver brcmfmac
[    5.004925] brcmfmac: Firmware version = wl0: May 27 2016 00:13:38 version 7.45.41.26 (r640327) FWID 01-df77e4a7

brcm/brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin from linux-firmware:

[    4.910131] usbcore: registered new interface driver brcmfmac
[    5.163231] brcmfmac: Firmware version = wl0: Aug 29 2016 20:48:16 version 7.45.41.26 (r640327) FWID 01-4527cfab

After this change, the following new files will be installed for all projects:

ath10k/QCA4019/hw1.0/board-2.bin
ath10k/QCA4019/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin
ath10k/QCA4019/hw1.0/notice_ath10k_firmware-5.txt
ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1/board-2.bin
ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/board-2.bin
ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/board-2.bin
ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/board.bin
ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin
ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/notice_ath10k_firmware-5.txt
ath10k/QCA9887/hw1.0/board.bin
ath10k/QCA9887/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin
ath10k/QCA9887/hw1.0/notice_ath10k_firmware-5.txt
ath10k/QCA9888/hw2.0/board-2.bin
ath10k/QCA9888/hw2.0/firmware-5.bin
ath10k/QCA9888/hw2.0/notice_ath10k_firmware-5.txt
ath10k/QCA9984/hw1.0/board-2.bin
ath10k/QCA9984/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin
ath10k/QCA9984/hw1.0/notice_ath10k_firmware-5.txt
brcm/brcmfmac4356-sdio.bin
brcm/brcmfmac4358-pcie.bin
mrvl/pcie8997_wlan_v4.bin
mrvl/pcieuart8997_combo_v4.bin
mrvl/pcieusb8997_combo_v4.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_ap_wowlan.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_bt.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_nic.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_wowlan.bin
rtlwifi/rtl8821aefw_29.bin

and the following files will no longer be installed:

3826.arm
agere_ap_fw.bin
agere_sta_fw.bin
ar5523.bin
ar7010_1_1.fw
ar7010.fw
ar9170-1.fw
ar9170-2.fw
ar9271.fw
ath9k_htc/htc_7010-1.4.0.fw
ath9k_htc/htc_9271-1.4.0.fw
carl9170-1.fw
htc_7010.fw
htc_9271.fw
isl3886pci
isl3886usb
isl3887usb
libertas/lbtf_usb.bin
libertas/LICENCE.libertas
LICENCE.agere
LICENCE.ralink-firmware.txt
LICENCE.via_vt6656
LICENSE
mt7601u.bin
mt7650.bin
mwl8k/LICENCE.mwl8k
rt2561.bin
rt2561s.bin
rt2661.bin
rt2860.bin
rt2870.bin
rt3071.bin
rt3290.bin
rt73.bin
ti-connectivity/LICENCE.ti-connectivity
ti-connectivity/TIInit_7.2.31.bts
ti-connectivity/wl1251-fw.bin
ti-connectivity/wl1251-nvs.bin
ti-connectivity/wl1271-fw-2.bin
ti-connectivity/wl1271-fw-ap.bin
ti-connectivity/wl1271-fw.bin
ti-connectivity/wl1271-nvs-ap.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-3.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-4-mr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-4-plt.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-4-sr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-5-mr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-5-plt.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-5-sr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-fw-plt-3.bin
ti-connectivity/wl127x-nvs.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-3.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-4-mr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-4-plt.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-4-sr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-5-mr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-5-plt.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-5-sr.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-ap.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-fw-plt-3.bin
ti-connectivity/wl128x-nvs.bin
ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-2.bin
ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-3.bin
ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-4.bin
ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw.bin
vntwusb.fw
zd1201/zd1201-ap.fw
zd1201/zd1201.fw
zd1211/COPYING
zd1211/README
zd1211/WS11Ub.h
zd1211/WS11UPh.h
zd1211/WS11UPhm.h
zd1211/WS11UPhR.h
zd1211/WS11UPhR_Turbo.h
zd1211/WS11Ur.h
zd1211/zd1211b_ub
zd1211/zd1211b_uph
zd1211/zd1211b_uphm
zd1211/zd1211b_uphr
zd1211/zd1211b_ur
zd1211/zd1211_ub
zd1211/zd1211_uph
zd1211/zd1211_uphm
zd1211/zd1211_uphr
zd1211/zd1211_ur

In many cases the source of the files in wlan-firmware is not known, and may in fact have been linux-firmware, but due to the manual nature of curating this repository it is rarely updated.

Bumping to a new version of linux-firmware on the other hand is trivial, and will update all firmwares automatically.

This change results in a 4.3MB reduction in file sizes (based on uncompressed file sizes) in the resulting image.

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please update the new githash 😄

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lrusak commented May 27, 2017

please update the new githash 😄

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Updated.

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MilhouseVH commented May 27, 2017

Updated.

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@MilhouseVH: where is firmware zd1211 located now? Seems it is missing in LE 8.1.0: https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/9675-solved-lost-wifi-in-last-update-8-1-0/?postID=60158#post60158

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@MilhouseVH: where is firmware zd1211 located now? Seems it is missing in LE 8.1.0: https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/9675-solved-lost-wifi-in-last-update-8-1-0/?postID=60158#post60158

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That used to be in wlan-firmware but has been dropped: LibreELEC/wlan-firmware#3

If necessary we can restore the zd1211 directory, although I'd consider this driver a little obscure (Zydas - ever heard of them?!) and some documentation for ZD1211 is over 12 years old...

Let me know if you think this driver is needed, and I'll push something a bit later.

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MilhouseVH commented Aug 24, 2017

That used to be in wlan-firmware but has been dropped: LibreELEC/wlan-firmware#3

If necessary we can restore the zd1211 directory, although I'd consider this driver a little obscure (Zydas - ever heard of them?!) and some documentation for ZD1211 is over 12 years old...

Let me know if you think this driver is needed, and I'll push something a bit later.

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