iwi0: could not load boot firmware iwi_bss

Jeremie Le Hen jeremie at le-hen.org
Mon Apr 2 06:24:18 UTC 2007

Hi, Max,

On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 06:53:40PM +0100, Max Laier wrote:
> Good catch nontheless.  I updated UPDATING accordingly.
> Jeremie, can you provide kern.osreldate and a bit more information about 
> your setup?  i.e. what's in your loader.conf?  There have been some 
> problems with firmware(9) in the past, that should be taken care of by 
> now.  Could you try to update to a more recent current?  Using the 
> firmware from base shouldn't hurt either.

kern.osreldate: 700035

Even better:
jarjarbinks:/usr/src:111# cat sys/CVS/Tag 

Do you think it would be worth upgrading ?  I saw no relevant commit
since yesterday.

I've attached my kernel configuration file.  It starts from GENERIC
and first removes all options/devices I don't need; at the bottom,
I add a couple of options and devices I need.

% hw.pci.allow_unsupported_io_range=1
% hint.acpi.0.disabled="1"
% debug.cpufreq.lowest=0
% acpi_dsdt_load="YES"
% acpi_dsdt_name="/boot/DSDT.aml"
% beastie_disable="YES"
% verbose_loading="YES"
% if_bge_load="YES"
% legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1

Following Florent's advice I began to play with the LKM.  I needed to
stop devd(8) to workaround the "autoreload" bug.  I can then load
if_iwi.ko and iwi_bss.ko in _any order_ without any groan from the

However as soon as I start devd(8) or wpa_supplicant(8), the same message
% iwi0: timeout waiting for iwi_bss firmware initialization to complete
% iwi0: could not load boot firmware iwi_bss

Thank you for your help.
Best regards,
Jeremie Le Hen
< jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org >

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