Subject: crashes with 'ifconfig ath0 down'
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/2005 15:18:08
Twice today, I saw my ath0 interface drop carrier. I typed
ifconfig ath0 down
to see if bringing it back up would repair the link. Both times, the
machine rebooted immediately, with no visible messages, panics, etc.
I'm running 3.99.11 from 8 November; ironically, at the time of one
crash I was building a new kernel because I saw the report about
bringing in the newer 802.11 code.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb