hostap_pci and recent kernels

Stefan gentoopower at yahoo.de
Sat Nov 5 11:42:06 EST 2005


Pavel Roskin wrote:

>Hello!
>
>Since the problems with hostap_pci on the latest kernels have been
>reported, I decided to test them too.
>
>I'm using current netdev kernel from git on a x86_64 system (single
>EM64T with hyperthreading enabled).  hostap_pci is not working properly.
>It keeps reporting WTERR and INFDROP events once in a few seconds.
>
>I tried the included hostap, the CVS version and 0.3.9 - all of them
>exhibit this problem.  I guess the problem is related to the kernel
>somehow, but hostap should be doing something wrong too.
>  
>
Can you test with acpi=off boot param.

I have helped some folks on the ide mailinglist, who have problems since
2.6.13, a lot of acpi code
changed after 2.6.12 and it seems like CPUs with Hyperthreading have
various problems now.

>The CVS version of orinoco_pci doesn't have this problem.  It would
>report INFDROP events if there were some, but it doesn't report any
>errors.
>
>The card is a MiniPCI card in a MiniPCI-to-PCI adapter.
>
>Actually, the card is working (I tested scanning and monitor mode), it
>just keeps spewing those messages.
>
>hostap_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
>hostap_pci: CVS (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
>ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:02.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 233
>hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wifi0
>wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
>prism2_hw_init: initialized in 196 ms
>wifi0: NIC: id=0x8013 v1.0.0
>wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.1
>wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v1.7.4
>wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xd0000000, irq=233
>wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
>wlan0: Host AP mode does not support 'Any' essid
>wifi0: Command completion event, but no pending commands
>Already released txfid found at idx 3
>wifi0: WTERR event
>wifi0: INFDROP event
>wifi0: Command completion event, but no pending commands
>Already released txfid found at idx 4
>wifi0: WTERR event
>wifi0: INFDROP event
>wifi0: hfa384x_cmd_issue: cmd reg was busy for 1 usec
>wifi0: hfa384x_cmd_issue: cmd reg was busy for 1 usec
>
># cat /proc/interrupts 
>           CPU0       CPU1       
>  0:     212732          0    IO-APIC-edge  timer
>  1:       2605          0    IO-APIC-edge  i8042
>  8:          3          0    IO-APIC-edge  rtc
>  9:          0          0   IO-APIC-level  acpi
>14:       7369          0    IO-APIC-edge  ide0
>50:      30277          0   IO-APIC-level  uhci_hcd:usb5, Intel ICH6
>58:      10682          0   IO-APIC-level  libata
>169:        847          0   IO-APIC-level  tg0
>177:          0          0   IO-APIC-level  yenta
>217:          2          0   IO-APIC-level  ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb2
>225:          0          0   IO-APIC-level  uhci_hcd:usb3
>233:        846          0   IO-APIC-level  uhci_hcd:usb4, wifi0
>NMI:         92         72 
>LOC:     212683     212674 
>ERR:          1
>MIS:          0
>
>]# lspci -vx -s 04:02.0
>04:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan
>chipset (rev 01)
>        Subsystem: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset
>        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 233
>        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
>        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
>00: 60 12 73 38 17 01 90 02 01 00 80 02 10 40 00 00
>10: 08 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
>20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 60 12 73 38
>30: 00 00 00 00 dc 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 01 00 00
>
>  
>


	

	
		
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