[PATCH v2] Move brcm80211 to mainline

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 12:05:19 UTC 2011

W dniu 26 sierpnia 2011 19:55 użytkownik Henry Ptasinski
<henryp at broadcom.com> napisał:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 01:55:26PM -0700, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>> 2011/8/25 Henry Ptasinski <henryp at broadcom.com>:
>> > With the latest series of cleanup patches merged in by Greg KH, I'd like to
>> > once again propose moving brcm80211 out of staging and into mainline.
>> Henry: a simple question, please explain it to me, what brcmsmac does
>> provide that b43 doesn't?
> The brcmsmac driver supports the BCM4313, BCM43224, and BCM43225 chipsets with
> full performance i.e. rate vs. range comparable to what's achived with these
> chips running under other operating systems.

Henry, I've made quick simple comparison of wl (which is slightly
newer version of brcmsmac) with b43 for my 14e4:4329 card. I chose
this card, because it's affected by DMA hardware bug we've recently
added fix for in ssb&b43.

You can see attached files for raw results or view chart at my blog:

As you can see, b43 is very comparable with wl/brcmsmac and sometimes
can achieve even higher speeds (for high rates in this case).

I believe this will make you calmer about quality of the b43.

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