Re: CVS version hangs the computer

From: Ricardo Galli (
Date: 2002-08-21 16:31:43 UTC

On Sunday 18 August 2002 20:27, Ricardo Galli wrote:
> Hi Jouni,
> just trying the CVS version with 2.4.18 and 2.4.19. Both -vanilla- kernels
> plus hostap_cs hangs the computer very hard. The screen error is related to
> the "swapper" and "killing an interrupt". OTH, Prism2-2002-05-19 works
> nicely (I know lot of things have changed...).
> The only _possible_ pattern I found is that occurs after few minutes of the
> last ethernet package. Before I tried ping floods between de AP and the
> clients and between clients and everything goes smooth, but after few
> minutes the machines dies.

I've continued trying the CVS version and enabled all posible logging with a sync every minute. I've also upgraded to wireless-tools-25 (from and compiled them with the current kernel headers (2.4.19).

I found that the machine dies few seconds after receiving an association and a DHCP request from a iBook/airport (with Linux) in the wlan. Very strange because it doesn't occur always and in fact I can have the AP running for several minutes, with heavy traffic, without problems.

> I am using a Conceptronic card, with WEP enabled and kernel bridging on a
> Digital (Pentium 120) laptop with RedHat 7.2. I've upgraded wireless-tools
> to the rpm provided by RedHat in RawHide (wireless-tools-24-2).

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