ath device appears broken

Sam Leffler sam at
Thu Jun 14 16:13:52 UTC 2007

Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 10:05:40PM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
>> Steve Kargl wrote:
>>> I can't find anything relevent at the moment.  The 20070610 entry
>>> states:
>>>   Users must also, for the moment, kldload the wlan_scan_sta and/or
>>>   wlan_scan_ap modules if they use modules for wireless support.
>>> I don't use modules nor compile them.  Perhaps, a sentence is 
>>> missing that should direct people that don't use module to update
>>> their kernel config file?
>> Thanks, I'll add more explanation.  Short answer is the scanning support 
>> is now broken out into separate modules that you must either load or 
>> specify in your kernel config file.  wlan_scan_sta for sta mode 
>> operation.  wlan_sta_ap for ap mode operation.  This is comparable to 
>> how ciphers are split out into modules.
> OK.  I've added all the wlan_* devices to my config
> and the kernel boots and my script now runs.
> Thanks for responding so quickly.
> PS:  I seem to get a periodic "ath0: device timeout" message
> on the console.  I doesn't seem to cause any problems (e.g.,
> long pauses).

No idea.  I suspect there's a race in the tx done processing that makes 
the driver think there is a timeout when one is not present.


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