sysutils/hal causes ath device timeout

Lars Engels lme at
Sun Jan 20 06:15:40 PST 2008

Hi all,

I don't know if mobile@, ports@ or current@ is the right list to report
this so I will give it a try here.
The hal daemon causes a timeout of my ath-driven Netgear WAG511 PC-Card.
As soon as hald is started, the wireless connection is lost and I get
this kernel message:
ath0: device timeout
ath0: ath_reset: unable to reset hardware; hal status 3230239248

When I eject the card then, the machine reboots.


FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0: Mon Jan 14 22:37:27 CET 2008
lars at  i386


ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413,
ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0x88000000-0x8800ffff irq 20 at device 0.0 on
ath0: [ITHREAD]
ath0: using obsoleted if_watchdog interface
ath0: Ethernet address: 00:0f:b5:9a:47:47
ath0: mac 5.9 phy 4.3 radio 3.6

lars at ttyp3 > pkginfo hal


hw.ath.hal.swba_backoff: 0
hw.ath.hal.sw_brt: 10
hw.ath.hal.dma_brt: 2
hw.ath.txbuf: 200
hw.ath.rxbuf: 40
hw.ath.regdomain: 0
hw.ath.countrycode: 0
hw.ath.xchanmode: 1
hw.ath.outdoor: 1
hw.ath.calibrate: 30
dev.ath.0.%desc: Atheros 5212
dev.ath.0.%driver: ath
dev.ath.0.%location: slot=0 function=0
dev.ath.0.%pnpinfo: vendor=0x168c device=0x0013 subvendor=0x1385
subdevice=0x4610 class=0x020000
dev.ath.0.%parent: cardbus0
dev.ath.0.smoothing_rate: 95
dev.ath.0.sample_rate: 10
dev.ath.0.countrycode: 0
dev.ath.0.regdomain: 0
dev.ath.0.slottime: 9
dev.ath.0.acktimeout: 48
dev.ath.0.ctstimeout: 48
dev.ath.0.softled: 0
dev.ath.0.ledpin: 0
dev.ath.0.ledon: 0
dev.ath.0.ledidle: 2700
dev.ath.0.txantenna: 0
dev.ath.0.rxantenna: 2
dev.ath.0.diversity: 1
dev.ath.0.txintrperiod: 5
dev.ath.0.diag: 0
dev.ath.0.tpscale: 0
dev.ath.0.tpc: 0
dev.ath.0.tpack: 63
dev.ath.0.tpcts: 63
dev.ath.0.fftxqmin: 2
dev.ath.0.fftxqmax: 50
dev.ath.0.monpass: 24

Perhaps somebody knows an answer to this?

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