HostAP Stability (fixed??)

Eduardo Kaftanski eduardo at
Sun May 11 13:40:23 EDT 2003

On Sun, May 11, 2003 at 06:24:43PM +0100, Mike Saywell wrote:
> Hi all,
> I may have had a mini break-through in figuring out why hostap was
> unstable under high network load...
> Bascially I was recompiling the kernel on one of my APs and noticed I
> had SMP enabled, so I disabled it (it's a single processor machine),
> and since doing this hostap hasn't locked up once!
> I've repeated this on another box which also had an SMP enabled kernel
> and used to hang under load.
> I'm a bit confused about the problems reported with soekris boards though,
> I wouldn't have thought people would be running an SMP kernel on them...
> Well if there's anybody out there who's having problems and running an
> SMP kernel it might be worth trying this. :)

Yes... I have reported 3 times already that 0.0.1 and 0.0.2 loose the card
under load on an SMP kernel. 0.0.1 locked hard trying to restore the card.
0.0.2 just keeps sending reset messages...

Eduardo Kaftanski
eduardo at
Gerente Ingenieria LinuxCenter S.A.
Canada 239 5to Piso, Providencia, Stgo de Chile. 2745000

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