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Re: kern/44060: iwn wireless works for awhile, then fails
On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Donald Allen
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Christos Zoulas
> <christos%zoulas.com@localhost> wrote:
>> On Nov 13, 3:18pm, donaldcallen%gmail.com@localhost (Donald Allen) wrote:
>> -- Subject: Re: kern/44060: iwn wireless works for awhile, then fails
>> | I received a message earlier today from Sverre Froyen, who suggested
>> | the same thing. I diff'ed the 5.1 and 'current' versions of if_iwn.c
>> | and clearly major changes have occurred. I will take your (and
>> | Sverre's) advice and install 'current'. I will let you know how that
>> | version of the driver performs on my machine.
>> Yes, Sverre and I have worked porting this driver from OpenBSD. Sverre
>> actually got it working after I had been stuck on a bug for months. In
>> fact I am typing through it right now, and it is working very well.
> Additional incentive to be a wild and crazy guy and run 'current'.
After a couple of abortive attempts to get the current kernel running
(I tried the GENERIC binary, which panicked, leaving behind slightly
broken file-systems, and tried building from source, which complained
about my version of config being too old), I thought some more about
this. If what is in current now is a port of the OpenBSD driver, then
we know it works on my machine, because I ran OpenBSD on this hardware
for a time. And it works for you (Christos) in NetBSD current. So I
don't think it's a good use of my time to try to prove that something
works that is already known to work.
And I have a Plan B for running 5.1 on this machine: an Atheros-based
PCMCIA wireless card, which works well.
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