David Goodenough david.goodenough at
Fri Dec 30 10:03:25 EST 2005

On Friday 30 December 2005 16:36, Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> 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
>         ---help---
>         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.
So do I need to do more to add back the flash upgrade than just enable this
#define. Is there function missing?  If so is there a plan to include this 
functionality in the mainstream kernel version of hostap?

> > 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.
> Regards,
> Brix

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