Re: [iwlwifi] error bringing up 9560 NIC

From: Bjoern A. Zeeb <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:59:04 UTC
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On Thu, 9 Sep 2021, Pete Wright via freebsd-wireless wrote:

Hi Pete,

sorry for the late reply.  This was burried in some 4k emails from
when I was AFK.

> hello - i've successfully run the "" script and booted into 
> a rebuilt kernel.  the system has an intel 9560 device which i usually used 
> with if_iwm.
> i am able to successfully unload if_iwm and load if_iwlwifi.ko. after 
> updating my rc.conf to use the iwlwifi0 device and running "service netif 
> start" i see the following output in my dmesg buffer:
> lan0: Ethernet address: d8:3b:bf:82:d4:4e
> lo0: link state changed to UP
> iwlwifi0: lkpi_ic_getradiocaps: Adding chan 1/2412/0/0/0 returned error 55
> iwlwifi0: lkpi_ic_getradiocaps: Adding chan 36/5180/0/0/0 returned error 55
> wlan0: _ieee80211_crypto_delkey: NONE keyix 65535 flags 0x3 rsc 0 tsc 0 len 0
> wlan0: _ieee80211_crypto_delkey: NONE keyix 65535 flags 0x3 rsc 0 tsc 0 len 0
> wlan0: _ieee80211_crypto_delkey: NONE keyix 65535 flags 0x3 rsc 0 tsc 0 len 0
> wlan0: _ieee80211_crypto_delkey: NONE keyix 65535 flags 0x3 rsc 0 tsc 0 len 0
> wlan0: start running, 0 vaps running
> wlan0: ieee80211_start_locked: up parent iwlwifi0
> wlan0: start running, 1 vaps running
> wlan0: ieee80211_new_state_locked: INIT -> SCAN (nrunning 0 nscanning 0)
> wlan0: ieee80211_newstate_cb: INIT -> SCAN arg 0
> wlan0: sta_newstate: INIT -> SCAN (0)
> the NIC isn't able to associate with any SSID's and /var/log/messages 
> contains:
> Sep  9 20:52:15 colony wpa_supplicant[76640]: ioctl[SIOCS80211, op=103, 
> val=0, arg_len=128]: Operation now in progress
> Sep  9 20:52:15 colony wpa_supplicant[76640]: wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-FAILED 
> ret=-1 retry=1
> i haven't had a chance to dig into what "error 55" is but posting here to see

The error 55 for lkpi_ic_getradiocaps() is okay and can be ignored.

> if this is a known issue.  here is my systems dmesg after i unload if_iwm and 
> load if_iwlwifi:
> this dmesg is from after me running "service netif start"

In general you want to use service netif start wlan0  here to not
(re)start all your interfaces but only wlan0.

> and finally here's a termbin of /var/log/messages.
> happy to test any patches or run additional debug steps, i've got this system 
> setup as a zfs bootenv.

I think from what I read, your experiment correlated with some
wpa_supplicant issues around the same time in HEAD.   Can you update
your tree to a recent "main" and try again?  If it still doesn't work,
send me an email off-list and we'll do all the debugging needed to
figure out what's going on.

Lots of health,

Bjoern A. Zeeb                                                     r15:7