HEADS UP: ath_hal updated to -- PLEASE TEST

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko gaijin.k at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 14:14:03 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 01:29 +0100, Rui Paulo wrote:
> Hi,
> We've updated ath_hal in HEAD to This supports a couple of
> new chips, namely those on the Asus Eee PC, MacBooks and other laptops.
> If you have an Atheros or Atheros based card, I really wanted you to
> test it. We were unable to test this in several Atheros chipsets, so
> if you find a regression, please contact me or Sam Leffler
> (sam at freebsd.org) ASAP.
> So, please give it a try :-)
I don't know if it is necessarily useful thing to report, but I have
pulled it into RELENG_7 (as of August 29th) and so far I have not seen
lookups, which were my regular fare with and powerd.

I see a lot of "bogus rix..." and "bogus ndx0..." messages flying by,
but since nobody promised that this should work on RELENG_7, I don't
think they are worth reporting ;)

My hardware is ThinkPad X60:

Sep 13 09:30:26 RabbitsDen kernel: ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211,
AR5212, AR5416, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413, RF2133, RF2425, RF2417)
Sep 13 09:30:27 RabbitsDen kernel: ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem
0xedf00000-0xedf0ffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci3
Sep 13 09:30:27 RabbitsDen kernel: ath0: [ITHREAD]
Sep 13 09:30:27 RabbitsDen kernel: ath0: WARNING: using obsoleted
if_watchdog interface
Sep 13 09:30:27 RabbitsDen kernel: ath0: Ethernet address:
Sep 13 09:30:27 RabbitsDen kernel: ath0: mac 10.3 phy 6.1 radio 10.2

> Unfortuntely, this will only make 7.1 if the release date slips. So,
> don't expect this to be MFCed any time soon.
Those having troubles with 0.9.x.x should be able to pull it in without
much difficulty, at least to give it a try.

Thank you very much for doing this work!

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko (Олександр Коваленко)

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