Aes & Kernel Panic

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun Feb 8 00:26:53 EST 2004


On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 03:26:33PM +0100, Daniele Brevi wrote:

> I configure one PC in master mode and I set the AES key(with
> hostap_crypt_conf), if I don't set the key in the client the AP says
> it's discarding the packet. If I set the AES key also in the client,
> when the PC in master mode receive the first packet (for example a ping)
> crash with a kernel panic.

This is now fixed in CVS.

> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address
> 0000000e0
> ...
> ...
> ...many register address

Btw, these numbers or to be more exact, them resolved to symbols with
ksymoops, are very important when trying to find out what happened. In
other words, please always include full error message when reporting
kernel crashes. In addition, when using Linux 2.4.x, please pipe the
error message through ksymoops to get the function names for the back
trace.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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