New version of iwi(4) - Call for testers
max at love2party.net
Mon Mar 6 15:32:15 UTC 2006
On Monday 06 March 2006 15:33, Joerg Pulz wrote:
> Content-ID: <20060306115058.X28829 at hades.admin.frm2>
> On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> > From: Max Laier
> >> there have been a lot of problem reports with iwi(4) lately.
> >> Can everybody who does have problems with it please take a look at:
> >> http://people.freebsd.org/~mlaier/new_iwi/
> > I'd be happy to give this a run, since I haven't had much luck doing
> > things like cvsup over my 2915 with the drivers in _5, _6 and CURRENT.
> > Looking at the tarball contents, do I just extract it into the top of my
> > src tree?
> normally it would be enough to extract it into the top of the src tree,
> but there is a MFC of src/sys/modules/Makefile rev 1.470 missing for the
> now required firmware(9) subsystem.
> On a RELENG_6 tree, you have to edit src/sys/modules/Makefile manually to
> add "firmware" and "iwi_fw" to the list of modules to build.
> Attached is a small patch for RELENG_6's src/sys/modules/Makefile.
Oh, I forgot again. Will fix the firmware part now, so please don't be
alarmed if you get one rejected hunk from Joergs patch after that. Thanks
for providing it.
> To make my eMail complete, here are my first results.
> building, installing and booting went fine after modifying
> using 'ifconfig iwi0 up' automatically loads the firmware module,
> 'ifconfig iwi0 down' unloads it. thats really nice.
> Static WEP configuration is working, and the scan returns very fast and
> the device gets associated to my FreeBSD ath(4) based AP.
> wpa_supplicant(8) is working now for the first time with iwi(4).
> putting 'ifconfig_iwi0="DHCP WPA"' was ending in a system hang of my IBM
> X41 with the old driver.
> Now, with the new driver, this is working!! The only shortcut i found, is
> that wpa_supplicant(8) is always trying to use WPA but that is not
> configured on my access point. So the whole procedure takes a bit of time
> until wpa_supplicant(8) decides to use WEP. I'm not sure if this is driver
> related or something inside wpa_supplicant(8)...
> Anyway, thanks a lot Max, for making the iwi(4) driver stable and better.
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