From: Pavel Roskin (proski_at_gnu.org)
Date: 2002-06-12 15:10:23 UTC
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Martin Whitlock wrote:
> I suddenly noticed that my linux clients with orinoco gold cards got kernel
> panic when connented to a hostap v2002-05-19. Since I knew that I've used
> orinoco cards as clients before I started backtrace to find the time when
> the problem occured, and I had to succesively downgrade to hostap
> v2002-04-21 to get rid of it.
Even if hostap is doing something wrong, it should be impossible to crash orinoco_cs remotely. wvlan_cs is obsolete, so it's less an issue, but you can report its crash as well.
Please make sure you have orinoco_cs 0.11b (pcmcia-cs-3.1.34 includes it), make the kernel crash and decode the log by ksymoops. If the system panics and doesn't save the backtrace, please use serial console, run "dmesg -n 8" to enable all kernel output on the console and capture it in the terminal. For more details please read Documentation/oops-tracing.txt in the Linux sources.
Then send the backtrace processed by ksymoops to wireless_at_lists.samba.org. Please write in plain text, not in HTML (check settings of Outlook). Also include the exact versions of the kernel, pcmcia-cs and wireless tools. Write if PCMCIA support is enabled in the kernel.
Once it's clear why orinoco_cs crashes, it may explain what is wrong in HostAP.
-- Regards, Pavel Roskin