Firmware loading error

Pavel Roskin proski at
Tue Feb 3 20:49:34 EST 2004

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, HostAP Developer wrote:

> 	[firmware]# prism2_srec -vf wlan0 pk010101.hex sf010800.hex
> ... generates the following dmesg output after pccard reinsert ...
> 	prism2_download: dl_cmd=3 start_addr=0x00000000 num_areas=5
> 	wifi0: Could not read download buffer parameters

I can reproduce this problem.  Something must be wrong with flash
download in CVS HostAP.  It used to work properly.

"Could not read download buffer parameters" means that
HFA384X_RID_DOWNLOADBUFFER (0xFD01) cannot be accessed in

Quick check shows that even HFA384X_RID_NICID cannot be accessed at that
point.  It means that the card is in a wrong state when
prism2_download_nonvolatile() is called.

I hope to find the problem and post a patch, but I'll only appreciate if
somebody beats me at that :-)

Pavel Roskin

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