Henrik Brix Andersen brix at
Fri Dec 30 11:36:51 EST 2005

On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 02:18:18PM +0000, David Goodenough wrote:
> But I recently upgraded to 2.6.14 which of course now comes with HostAP
> built in.  But I can not do a download as it would appear that the #define
> PRISM2_NON_VOLATILE_DOWNLOAD is not set.  Looking in the kernel source
> (and here it may be worth noting that I am using Debian and their packaged
> source so this may be a Debian problem not a kernel problem) that symbol
> is commented out.  The warning just above the comment is the same that
> it has been for as long as I remember it, but as I say I have had no problems.

From drivers/net/wireless/hostap/Kconfig:

        bool "Support downloading firmware images with Host AP driver"
        depends on HOSTAP
        Configure Host AP driver to include support for firmware image
        download. Current version supports only downloading to volatile, i.e.,
        RAM memory. Flash upgrade is not yet supported.

> Is this a generic kernel thing, if so why, or is this something that the 
> Debian kernel team have patched in which case I will take it up with them.

This is present in the vanilla-kernel - it's not a debian thing.

Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at>
Gentoo Metadistribution | Mobile computing herd
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