Subject: Re: wpi0: Full open source driver at openbsd
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/08/2007 14:24:31
On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 03:19:01PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 12:35:52PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> > 
> > I believe the inherent flexibility of a microcontroller-based design,
> > as compared with an ASIC or microcode, coupled with the peculiarly low
> > quality and unnecessary complexity of WiFi firmwares, adds up to a worse
> > threat than that posed by, say, ASIC bugs.
> David,
> You're aware that many of the "microcoded" devices we support are actually
> instances of full general-purpose CPU architectures, and that their vendors
> call their software load "microcode" simply as a matter of convention?

Yes, I am.  I have and will consistently call that firmware.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933 ext 24