misc/117655: ral%d: device timeout when running as an access point

bazzoola bazzoola at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 21:20:02 PDT 2007

>Number:         117655
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       ral%d: device timeout when running as an access point
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 30 04:20:01 UTC 2007
>Originator:     bazzoola
>Release:        RELENG_7
FreeBSD nixnix.local 7.0-BETA1 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 #8: Sun Oct 28 23:52:57 EDT 2007     root@ nixnix.local:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC2  i386

The wireless device ral timeouts when is running as an access point using hostapd.
The access point is not accessible after upgrading from RELENG_6 to RELENG_7. It used to work just fine with RELENG_6

The msg looks like this

#dmesg | tail
ral0: device timeout
ral0: device timeout
ral0: device timeout
ral0: device timeout
ral0: device timeout

#vmstat -i
interrupt                          total       rate
irq0: clk                        5222685        999
irq4: sio0                          1335          0
irq5: ral0                         12878          2
irq6: fdc0                             2          0
irq7: ppc0                             1          0
irq8: rtc                         668385        127
irq10: skc1                        48065          9
irq11: skc0                        48746          9
irq14: ata0                        52436         10
Total                            6054533       1158

The man page states that ral0 might not be functional with PCI 2.1
FreeBSD 7 detects my BIOS PCI as 2.1 (however I have 2.2)
#more dmesg.txt | grep pcibios
pcibios: PCI BIOS entry at 0xf0000+0xb4f0
pcibios: BIOS version 2.10

I checked the mobo's specs and they claim that they support PCI 2.2


Btw, I have the latest BIOS installed.

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FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 #3: Thu Oct 25 14:20:12 EDT 2007
 r... at nixnixnix.local:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC2
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor (501.14-MHz 586-class CPU)
Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x58c  Stepping = 12
AMD Features=0x80000800<SYSCALL,3DNow!>
real memory  = 266272768 (253 MB)
avail memory = 251076608 (239 MB)
wlan: mac acl policy registered
kbd1 at kbdmux0
K6-family MTRR support enabled (2 registers)
acpi0: <GBT AWRDACPI> on motherboard
acpi0: [ITHREAD]
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
acpi0: reservation of 100000, fcf0000 (3) failed
Timecounter "ACPI-safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 850
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x5008-0x500b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff,0x480-0x48f,
0x5000-0x5041 on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib0: no PRT entry for 0.0.INTA
agp0: <SiS 530 host to AGP bridge> on hostb0
atapci0: <SiS 530 UDMA66 controller> port
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0x4000-0x400f irq 14 at device
0.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata0: [ITHREAD]
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
ata1: [ITHREAD]
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pci0: <unknown> at device 1.1 (no driver attached)
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 1.2 (no driver attached)
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 2.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> port 0xc000-0xc07f mem
0xe2000000-0xe27fffff,0xe2c00000-0xe2c0ffff at device 0.0 on pci1
skc0: <D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xd000-0xd0ff mem
0xe2d04000-0xe2d07fff irq 11 at device 9.0 on pci0
skc0: DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter rev. (0x9)
sk0: <Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Yukon> on skc0
sk0: Ethernet address: XX:XX:5b:XX:XX:XX
miibus0: <MII bus> on sk0
e1000phy0: <Marvell 88E1011 Gigabit PHY> PHY 0 on miibus0
e1000phy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX,
1000baseTX-FDX, auto
skc0: [ITHREAD]
skc1: <D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xd400-0xd4ff mem
0xe2d00000-0xe2d03fff irq 10 at device 11.0 on pci0
skc1: DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter rev. (0x9)
sk1: <Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Yukon> on skc1
sk1: Ethernet address: XX:19:XX:6a:2f:XX
miibus1: <MII bus> on sk1
e1000phy1: <Marvell 88E1011 Gigabit PHY> PHY 0 on miibus1
e1000phy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX,
1000baseTX-FDX, auto
skc1: [ITHREAD]
ral0: <Ralink Technology RT2560> mem 0xe2d08000-0xe2d09fff irq 12 at
device 13.0 on pci0
ral0: MAC/BBP RT2560 (rev 0x04), RF RT2525
ral0: Ethernet address: XX:12:XX:XX:XX:XX
ral0: [ITHREAD]
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 15.0 (no driver attached)
fdc0: <floppy drive controller> port 0x3f2-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on
fdc0: [FILTER]
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10
on acpi0
sio0: type 16550A, console
sio0: [FILTER]
sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
sio1: type 16550A
sio1: [FILTER]
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
atkbd0: [ITHREAD]
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x100>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 501139932 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ad0: 29311MB <Maxtor 4W030H2 AAH41310> at ata0-master UDMA66
acd0: CDRW <R/RW 4x4x32/C1.7> at ata1-master PIO4
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
Loading configuration files.
kernel dumps on /dev/ad0s1b
Entropy harvesting:

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