"iwi0: fatal error" on boot

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 01:05:35 PST 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Johannes Hofmann
<johannes.hofmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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 :)

OK :).  You could take a look at FreeBSD's iwi.  They did a great job
to improve the driver's state.

Best Regards,

Live Free or Die

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