hostap bug when unloading driver?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Wed May 18 22:29:10 EDT 2005

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 04:31:47PM -0400, Andrea G Forte wrote:

> I was just ejecting the card. If I use the cardctl command everything 
> works fine. However, the weird thing is that with hostap 0.0.4 I could 
> just eject the card and everything would be unloaded correctly. For some 
> reason this is not the case with the newer hostap.
> I do not think it is something wrong with my card manager because if so 
> I would have had the same problem when using hostap 0.0.4.

This could be kernel version specific, since I have no problems ejecting
the card with Linux 2.6.x. I haven't tested 2.4.x kernels for a long

> >>I am using hostap-driver 0.3.7 and Linux kernel 2.4.20 . When I remove
> >>the card from the pcmcia slot something weird happens and after a few
> >>times if I do "lsmod" it shows: hostap_cs  -4.

Looks like something is decrementing the module usage counter too often,
or more likely, decrementing the counter for incorrect module.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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