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Re: [issue2091] wpi causes kernel crash

From: "Sascha Wildner" <saw@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:41:25 +0200

On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:04:39 +0200, gbe (via DragonFly issue tracker) <sinknull@leaf.dragonflybsd.org> wrote:

New submission from gbe <gbe+dragonfly@ring0.de>:

I'm running DragonFly-Current (2.10.1) x86_64 here and the wpi driver causes a
kernel crash. After loading if_wpi.ko, everything appears to be fine, but when I
do `ifconfig wpi0 up`, the screen fills with a few lines of garbage (yes, really
garbage, looks like random memory contents) and I'm dropped into the debugger.
The bug seems to be reproducible.

The garbage is from our ddb traces being occasionally trashy.

Can you, next time, do a "call dumpsys" at the db> prompt next time you have the panic?

After it wrote the core (numbers counting down and you're back to the db> prompt), reboot and you'll find some files in /var/crash (vmcore.xy, kern.xy, etc.).

Can you please put up these files somewhere (as a tar.bz2 or so)?

I'll boot the machine later today and trigger the bug again. I'll attach the
dmesg and a photo of the screen content then.

Yeah, dmesg is useful too, make sure it's a verbose boot (select 'v' from the loader menu).

FWIW, I installed wpi-firmware2 (haven't yet tested with wpi-firmware) using
pkg_radd without modifying any settings (the installation is a fresh one done on
a USB stick).

You should not need this, since our wpi(4) comes with its own firmware (the wpifw.ko module) that should be automatically loaded when you load if_wip.ko.

Can you also do the following things:

* Uninstall the pkgsrc firmware.

* When you kldload if_wpi.ko, watch the console for any messages about the firmware. It might be that wpi's firmware is one where you have to agree to some license terms by setting a tunable. Check if there are any messages telling you something along these lines.

Of course it still shouldn't crash, even if that last thing applies to wpi and you didn't set the tunable.



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