FreeBSD-7.1 wi-driver error messages

Huub Schuurmans huubsch at xs4all.nl
Sat Apr 25 16:14:03 UTC 2009


I have FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p4 running on a Soekris 4521 with three
wireless cards that use the wi-driver:

- one mini-pci wireless card:
<Intersil Prism2.5> on pci0                                 
using RF:PRISM2.5
MAC:ISL3874A(Mini-PCI)                                                                    
Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.1), Station (1.8.2)

- and two pcmcia wireless cards: 
<INTERSIL HFA384x/IEEE>  on pccard0 and pccard1
using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3873
Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.1), Station (1.8.2)

Every now and then I get error messages for the mini-pci card and for
one (!) of the pcmcia-cards, like:

wi1: record read mismatch, rid=fd44, got=200
wi0: record read mismatch, rid=fd44, got=8650

no errors for the other pcmcia-card.

The two cards-with-errors are running in managed mode:
flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/11Mbps
authmode OPEN privacy OFF bmiss 7 scanvalid 60 

The pcmcia-card that does NOT generate errors is running in master mode:
flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/11Mbps <hostap> (DS/2Mbps
<hostap>)
authmode OPEN privacy OFF scanvalid 60 dtimperiod 1

I noticed that this same error was reported during development of 7.0:
http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/freebsd-current/2008/2/5/722934

The error did not occur with 6.x.

Any comment or suggestion is appreciated,
Huub



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