Commit c557289c authored by Michael Buesch's avatar Michael Buesch Committed by John W. Linville
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b43: Change schedule for old-fw support removal

The scheduled date for the removal of old fw support was in July 2008.
However, we're not going to remove the support unless it causes a major
headache. So change the schedule from "July 2008" to "when it causes headaches".
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Buesch <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 98a8d1a8
......@@ -229,7 +229,9 @@ Who: Jan Engelhardt <>
What: b43 support for firmware revision < 410
When: July 2008
When: The schedule was July 2008, but it was decided that we are going to keep the
code as long as there are no major maintanance headaches.
So it _could_ be removed _any_ time now, if it conflicts with something new.
Why: The support code for the old firmware hurts code readability/maintainability
and slightly hurts runtime performance. Bugfixes for the old firmware
are not provided by Broadcom anymore.
......@@ -1954,8 +1954,9 @@ static void b43_print_fw_helptext(struct b43_wl *wl, bool error)
const char *text;
text = "You must go to "
" "
"and download the latest firmware (version 4).\n";
" "
"and download the correct firmware for this driver version. "
"Please carefully read all instructions on this website.\n";
if (error)
b43err(wl, text);
......@@ -2271,8 +2272,11 @@ static int b43_upload_microcode(struct b43_wldev *dev)
if (b43_is_old_txhdr_format(dev)) {
/* We're over the deadline, but we keep support for old fw
* until it turns out to be in major conflict with something new. */
b43warn(dev->wl, "You are using an old firmware image. "
"Support for old firmware will be removed in July 2008.\n");
"Support for old firmware will be removed soon "
"(official deadline was July 2008).\n");
b43_print_fw_helptext(dev->wl, 0);
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