"iwi0: fatal error" on boot

Johannes Hofmann johannes.hofmann at gmx.de
Sat Feb 28 00:46:07 PST 2009

Sepherosa Ziehau <sepherosa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:18 PM, Johannes Hofmann
> <johannes.hofmann at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm using the iwi driver with wpa successfully on my Thinkpad T42p for
>> quite while now with WPA enabled.
>> During but I'm always seeing:
>> iwi0: fatal error
>> iwi0: wake firmware monitor
>> iwi0: reset firmware
>> And then things work fine. Is this expected?
>> Also in some cases (about 1 of 50 boots) the iwi0 device seems to
>> hang (no network traffic going through. A reboot helps.
>> All this is not urgent of course, but I thought I should mention it.
>> Are there any plans to update the iwi driver? I could try to help.
> I wanted to rewrite it for a long time, but never find enough time
> after I whacked ipw(4) :P
> Would you be interested? :)

Interested yes, but it seems that you have rewritten iwl from scratch.
I could try to port something over from another BSD, but a complete
rewrite is a bit too much for me I guess :)

Best Regards,

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