Has ath(4) ever worked one release and not worked another, please
adrian at freebsd.org
Mon Sep 12 12:21:38 UTC 2011
I've had reports here and there from users who have said ath(4) worked
for them in a previous release, and then suddenly stopped working.
Either it stopped probing at all during boot, or it would probe but
then spit out errors when trying to get allocated resources.
There's been some recent commits to -HEAD which hopefully have
resolved a class of problems that cardbus users have seen. But I'd
like to know if this has popped up for anyone else.
So, if you're "anyone else", and you've got an example piece of
equipment and an ath(4) NIC which used to work and now doesn't, please
step forward. Please only do so if you're willing to help diagnose the
problem by downloading/compiling/running older kernel images and
wrangling verbose boot messages from it all. It's likely going to be
time consuming and quite tedious.
I'd like to try and nail whatever lingering issues can be tracked down
before 9.0-RELEASE if possible. Yes, this even means for older NICs
(ie, the non-11n ones.)
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