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Re: any support for Atheros AR9285 wireless and AR8132 ethernet?


On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Arnaud Lacombe <> 
> Hi,
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM, Jeremy C. Reed 
> <> wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 May 2010, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>>> vendor 0x168c product 0x002b (miscellaneous network,
>>> revision 0x01) at pci2 dev 0 function 0 not configured
this is AR9285, should be supported by FreeBSD HAL.

>> FreeBSD has these at
>> I see we have:
>> src/sys/external/isc/atheros_hal/ which appears to be based on an older
>> version of this.
>> By the way, where is src/sys/external documented? In other words, where
>> is the original source for the "external" sources?
> I have a few patches to upgrade the HAL and the ath(4) driver. As of
> now, it builds, but there is still a few FIXME in ath(4) I need to
> fix. I'd hope to be able to send a set of patches later on before
> going to sleep, as a starting point. They will be based on 5.99.25. I
> will be unlikely to test anything tonight. Moreover, the current
> FreeBSD HAL seems to have forgotten about  ar5212/ar231{6,7}.c, so
> they will need more care.
> So far, there isn't much intrusive change to the 802.11 stack, so that
> should go smooth.
Patches are available there:

As said previously, it builds only, no further testing done. There is
still one FIXME in ath_rate_tx_complete() on which I will have to pay
a closer attention to. Moreover, the config(4) macro is not right for

I should able to test AR5424 and AR5211. I do have an AR92xx-based
card, but the MIPS board associated does not run NetBSD yet, so this
will be up to you :)

  - Arnaud

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