re-enabling if_bwi

Joe Talbott josepht at
Thu Jan 6 05:07:33 PST 2011

On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 12:05:36AM +0100, Jost Tobias Springenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> since I had a few hours of free coding time at hand last night and was
> in need of a wlan card for a server, I decided to try bringing the
> if_bwi driver back into head.
> I therefore backported the changes from freebsd and changed the
> locking procedure to use the wlan_serialize calls. 
> Right now the module compiles and can be loadded correctly. The
> firmware is however not loaded / found.
> Does anyone Have a pointer to what I might be doing wrong there ?

Take a look at how wpi and iwn are doing firmware for examples.

> The changes I made are attached as patch files, if anyone else wants to
> try them.

I haven't yet looked at the patches, but it's great that you've
started this work.


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