Something is weird with version 21 firmwares with iwm, which causes lots
of debugging notifications to be sent by the firmware. Version 22 firmware
only sends a single debugging notification during the initialization code of
iwm, when it initializes the LAR (Location Aware Regulatory) feature.
I already updated DragonFlyBSD's iwm to version 22 firmwares for those
chipsets where it is available (7265Dfw, 8000Cfw, 3168fw, 8265fw. older
chipsets are limited to version 17). There haven't really been any api
changes which are significant for iwm since version 16 firmware.
The only api that is relevant for AC82xx chipsets with newer firmware versions,
which is missing in the freebsd iwm is the firmware paging support
Sorry for slacking on updating the FreeBSD iwm as well. I committed lots
of updates to DragonFlyBSD's iwm version, which should basically all be
easy to apply to the FreeBSD iwm.
> Without firmware this patch is not very significant and quite useless.
> All it does is adding new device ID and blocking logs about some
> firmware event spamming too heavy for real life use. But here is it, if
> you like: https://people.freebsd.org/~mav/iwm8265_nofw.patch
> That blocked even is not the only unclear message that driver logs, but
> it is much more noisy then everything else together.
> On 15.11.2016 11:40, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> > hiya,
> > can you split out the firmware from the non-firmware bit? It's making
> > reading the diff kinda hard. :)
> > On 11 November 2016 at 21:55, Alexander Motin <mav at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >> After buying new laptop including Intel 8265 WiFi I've found that it is
> >> not supported by the iwm driver. By adding the respective firmware and
> >> minor hacks to the driver I've made it kind of work:
> >> https://people.freebsd.org/~mav/iwm8265.patch
> >> It seems to be quite buggy right now now (though I am typing this over
> >> it). So if anybody is working on proper support for it, I'd be happy to
> >> try new patches. Thanks.
> Alexander Motin
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