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Re: ath0 not working after updating to 4.99.72

On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Martin Husemann wrote:

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 06:11:43PM +0200, Ulrich Habel wrote:
Aug 25 09:13:37 wiesel /netbsd: ath0: device timeout (txq 1, txintrperiod 5)
Aug 25 09:13:43 wiesel /netbsd: ath0: device timeout (txq 1, txintrperiod 4)
Aug 25 09:14:03 wiesel /netbsd: ath0: device timeout (txq 1, txintrperiod 3)

Sounds like an interrupt problem, see PR kern/38858 for another instance.

I am seeing this on my eeepc900 with 4.99.72 (20080809:ish + atheee.patch), too. I got the advice to set hw.ath0.txintrperiod to 1 in sysctl.conf, which does get rid of the device timeout messages. However, it doesn't affect the fact that the interface consistently experiences
= 34% packet loss where my other laptop has 0% packet loss. Haven't yet
had the chance to see if behaviour is the same on other 802.11g networks, or just when talking to my old DLink 900AP+ 802.11b AP...


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