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Re: iwn0 driver: status

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 05:20:41AM +0100, Hernani Marques Madeira wrote:
> Hello
> I'm having problems using the iwn0 driver whose firmware I imported to
> pkgsrc-wip (wip/iwn-firmware). The driver itself was imported some weeks
> ago to -current as I noticed.
> The following is my system:
> NetBSD  4.99.53 NetBSD 4.99.53 (CLEMENTINE) #4: Sun Feb 10 00:27:42 CET
> 2008  hernani@:/usr/obj/sys/arch/amd64/compile.amd64/CLEMENTINE amd64
> Its hardware is a LENOVO 89185WG (ThinkPad R61) laptop.
> By simply typing ``ifconfig iwn0 up'' the following is said to syslogd:
> I can set the nwid which is reported to be set by ifconfig; however, the
> driver remains unusable.
> Even if it would be, /var would be filled very quickly -- the amount of
> output produced is obviously too high ;).
> Thanks for any help.

iwn(4) is really work in progress, and it has been imported into the tree
to make easier its developpement. I don't think it is currently usable
for production use.

If you want to avoid all this dmesg noise, you can remove the #define
IWN_DEBUG at line 188 of src/sys/dev/pci/if_iwn.c .

Arnaud Degroote

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