80211 patch3 (to be committed)

Andrew Thompson andrew at hijacked.us
Sun May 7 19:28:11 PDT 2006


After playing with the kernel some more I was unable to reproduce the crash. I
also discovered that I had forgotten to apply the cardbus patch you previously
recommended. After applying that patch, the 802.11 and the netgear patch I
recompiled the kernel again from scratch, using my previous custom config. I
also rebuilt the ath modules from the new tarball. However the ath_rate and
the if_ath modules still refused to load on boot, manuallt forcing them did not
cause a panic, but the card also did not function correctly. I was unable to get
DHCP to work and if I switched the cards in and out of the cardbus more than
twice (one insertion in each slot) the cards no longer loaded correctly. The
netgear card also would refuse to load if inserted. (but I had inserted the
atheros card in that slot previously, I did not test this behaviour with only
the netgear card).

So I'm back on the old kernel again but I'm still willing to do any testing that
might resolve this issue. I made absolutely sure I was using the new atheros
modules and my source kernel was the april 17th preview tarball downloadable
from the dragonfly snapshots section.

Many thanks,


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