Re: [OOPS] bcm43xx oops on 2.6.20-rc1 on x86_64

From: Larry Finger
Date: Sun Dec 31 2006 - 00:15:33 EST

Aaron Sethman wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Dec 2006, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 17, 2006 at 03:15:28PM -0500, Aaron Sethman wrote:
>>> Just was loading the bcm43xx module and got the following oops. Note
>>> that
>>> this card is one of the newer PCI-E cards. If any other info is needed
>>> let me know.
>> Is this issue still present in 2.6.10-rc2-git1?
>> If yes, was 2.6.19 working fine?
> This seems to be fixed in 2.6.20-rc2-git1. Still having other issues
> with the driver, but the oops in the SoftMAC code is resolved now at least.

I have just started working with the PCI-E BCM4311 that is in my new computer. It receives data OK,
but there is something wrong with the DMA out stuff in bcm43xx-softmac - at least for x86_64. All
the slots get full but nothing is ever transmitted. FWIW, the wireless-dev git tree works. I'm using
it for communications now. I'm using openSUSE 10.2 which uses NetworkManager to configure my WPA-PSK
TKIP encrypted network. The signal strengths are roughly the same as I got for my old BCM4306 card.

I will post any fixes for the DMA problem as soon as they are available, but it may be a while. I
will be off-line until Thursday while I attend a funeral.


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