kern/149185: [rum] [panic] panic in rum(4) driver on 8.1-R
bschmidt at techwires.net
Thu Aug 5 09:40:10 UTC 2010
The following reply was made to PR kern/149185; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Bernhard Schmidt <bschmidt at techwires.net>
To: Alex Kozlov <spam at rm-rf.kiev.ua>, bug-followup at freebsd.org
Cc: nox at freebsd.org, rpaulo at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: kern/149185: [rum] [panic] panic in rum(4) driver on 8.1-R
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 11:34:35 +0200
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:11, Alex Kozlov <spam at rm-rf.kiev.ua> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 10:05:39AM +0200, Bernhard Schmidt wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 08:52, Alex Kozlov <spam at rm-rf.kiev.ua> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 10:02:35PM +0200, Juergen Lock wrote:
>> >> =A0Regarding the 8.1 if_rum(4) panics... =A0I got a similar one, extr=
>> >> a dump and tried to gather some info for someone who knows the code:
>> >> =A0The zero divide fault was because (apparently) rate was unitialize=
>> >> as is
>> >> =A0 =A0 =A0 ((struct ieee80211_node *) m->M_dat.MH.MH_pkthdr.rcvif)->=
>> >> i.e. struct ieee80211_txparam &vap->iv_txparms in case it matters.
>> > Yes, its seems that ratectl framework sometimes set ni->ni_txrate to 0
>> > This can be mitigated by patch  or by setting ucastrate option in
>> > ifconfig. Still real issue need to be solved.
>> The real issue is that prior to an association (RUN state)
>> ieee80211_ratectl_node_init() is not called, therefore iv_bss is not
>> configured in any way.
> ieee80211_ratectl_node_init() called from iv_newstate when switching to
> IEEE80211_S_RUN state. Most drivers do the same. Is it wrong?
> Some call it from iv_newassoc, but this marked /* XXX move */
It is not wrong, but to late. Before RUN state and the iv_newassoc()
call, you have to send frames for scanning and authentication, those
need a valid rate too. I wonder if we can call node_init() in
ieee80211_vap_setup() or something similar, that would definitely be
>> I'll look into that if no one beats me.
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