iwi leaks memory?
yb at bashibuzuk.net
Fri Feb 16 13:32:48 UTC 2007
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, at 23:34, V.Chukharev wrote:
> It seems that iwi driver cannot survive more than just a few cycles of switching down/up.
> In a place with a bad wireless connection I needed to do that quite a number of times
> (that was the simplest way to restore connectivity I knew), and after 5-10 cycles I needed
> to reboot my notebook totally.
> Can anybody with iwi (<Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG>) confirm (or better unconfirm)
> that doing
> for ii in `jot 100`; do sudo ifconfig iwi0 down; sleep 2; sudo ifconfig iwi0 up; done
> always results in the following messages (and lost connectivity):
> Feb 15 09:43:59 chu kernel: iwi0: link state changed to DOWN
> Feb 15 09:44:13 chu kernel: iwi0: link state changed to UP
> Feb 15 09:44:13 chu kernel: iwi0: link state changed to DOWN
> Feb 15 09:44:18 chu kernel: iwi0: device timeout
> Feb 15 09:44:20 chu kernel: iwi0: could not allocate firmware DMA memory
+1 - link goes down whatever the AP is after some time. ifconfig down
& up works until the point i get the DMA error. While insisting i can
sometimes get back connectivity (while ifconfig iwi0 | grep "no
carrier"; do ifconfig iwi0 up; sleep 10; done) but after a few steps
of that dance i'm left with rebooting or finding a plug.
this on a T42, tracking more or less regularly -current. As far as i
remember, i've "always" had this problem with this laptop / intel
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