ath/wpa_supplicant/dhclient lost connection

Samuel J. Greear sjg at
Mon Oct 25 23:32:12 PDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:17 AM, Matthias Schmidt
<matthias at> wrote:
> * elekktretterr at wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is on i386/master from about a week ago. It's an SMP laptop. For some
>> reason after about 6 hours of running, wireless drops out, but
>> wpa_supplicant is still running, and dhclient is running at near 100% CPU.
>> It's fixed by kill -HUP wpa_supplicant and dhclient to bring the network
>> up and reacquire IP.
>> Anyone experiencing similar a issue?
> Yes, I saw the same behavior on an IBM Thinkpad T42 UP running i386
> master.  Killing the dhclient helps.
> Cheers
>        Matthias

Recent master kernel -and- world?

If this is seen again, truss or ktrace output of dhclient would be helpful.

If you could install a debug dhclient now, in the event it happens
again you could induce a core (or at least gdb the process and get a
trace), that might prove helpful as well.

Why, specifically, does the network stop working, if you can identify
it? Default route? resolv.conf overwritten?


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