Subject: Crashes configuring PCMCIA wireless during boot?
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/09/2003 14:42:13
This is too weird.  :)

So, I have an embedded box with a PCMCIA wireless in it.

If I put
        ifconfig wi0 nwid foo mediaopt ibss
in /etc/rc.local, the machine crashes.

If I surround it with 'sleep 10' on both sides... the machine crashes.
But not during either sleep; it waits until "updating motd".

If I wait until the system is booted, *then* do this, everything's fine.

The exact point of the crash seems to vary; it looks like a timing or
race thing.

Anyone else seen anything like this?