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Re: bin/50045: wpa_supplicant unreliable, dropping connections

The following reply was made to PR bin/50045; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Young <>
Subject: Re: bin/50045: wpa_supplicant unreliable, dropping connections
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:38:13 -0500

 On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 12:55:00PM +0000, wrote:
 > >Number:         50045
 > >Category:       bin
 > >Synopsis:       wpa_supplicant unreliable, dropping connections
 > >Confidential:   no
 > >Severity:       serious
 > >Priority:       medium
 > >Responsible:    bin-bug-people
 > >State:          open
 > >Class:          sw-bug
 > >Submitter-Id:   net
 > >Arrival-Date:   Sun Jul 12 12:55:00 +0000 2015
 > >Originator:     pierre-philipp
 > >Release:        7.0_RC1 and current
 > >Organization:
 > Nethence
 > >Environment:
 > tested with 7.0_RC1 kernel & user land
 > tested with current (2015 07 10) kernel & user land
 > probably with older releases also
 > >Description:
 > Very similar to problem report 32536
 > Using wpa supplicant, the connection drops when I download something, i.e. pkg_add some package remotely with PKG_PATH pointing to my nearest mirror in my country.  It seems to happens when ever there is high traffic as mentionned in the other problem report.  I do not do any ssl tunnel and I get the same trouble.
 Perhaps renewal of security associations is timing out because of delays
 caused by buffer bloat in the driver?  That might be worth a look.  Does
 latency (measured by a ping) get very high?
 David Young    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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