Subject: Re: Proxim wi(4) not quite working, crashes
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 10/15/2005 15:48:17
At 21:05 Uhr -0400 13.10.2005, Greg Troxel wrote:
>I got a Proxim 802.11b card, and it seems to almost work, or perhaps
>it does work if you don't provoke it.  I was able to wiconfig -D with
>it and find two IBSS nodes.
>wi1 at pcmcia0 function 0: <PROXIM, Harmony 802.11b/LAN PC CARD, >
>wi1: 802.11 address 00:60:b3:67:39:f1
>wi1: using RF:PRISM2 MAC:HFA3841 CARD:HWB3163 rev.A
>wi1: Intersil Firmware: Primary (0.3.0), Station (0.7.6)
>wi1: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
>wi1: command timed out, cmd=0x121, arg=0xfce2
>wi1: command timed out, cmd=0x2, arg=0x0
>wi1: wi_cmd: busy bit won't clear.
>wi1: init failed
>wi1: interface not running
>wi1: wi_cmd: busy bit won't clear.
>I had removed it and inserted it after this, and then just did
>ifconfig up and a scan which seemed to work.

Sounds a lot like kern/30549. "Good" that it happens on port-i386, also,
not just the sparc nell.

>  I then ejected the card
>(but my memory is a bit hazy), and I saw the telltale dumping-to-swap
>disk activity light followed by a reboot.

Almost kern/31380.

Any chance to see this fixed in NetBSD 3.0?


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