Webpage update and 2.6.1 oops

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Thu Feb 5 23:12:48 EST 2004


On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 11:46:10AM -0500, Andrew Barr wrote:

> Finally, and most importantly, I am trying kernel 2.6.1 on my computer. My
> card works okay, but the problem I am having comes when I down wlan0 and
> remove the drivers. If I remove the cryptography module first
> (hostap_crypt_wep) and then remove hostap_pci and hostap, there's trouble.
> 'rmmod hostap_pci' segfaults (with a kernel oops in the logs)

> Now for the interesting part. If I remove hostap_pci _first_, and then
> remove hostap_crypt_wep, and hostap, there's no trouble at all. Is this
> supposed to be this way or is there a bug here? Could I be doing something
> wrong?

Thanks for reminding me. Module reference counting changed in Linux
2.6.x and I had not yet fixed the crypto modules to use the new
mechanism (try_module_get()) which made it possible to unload the
modules while there were still in use. This is now fixed in development
branch snapshot in CVS.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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