Lucent IEEE 802.11b - busy bit won't clear

Markku Kokko webmaster at
Wed May 7 22:47:25 PDT 2003

Hi everyone

I have this Wave LAN card:

May  7 19:38:36 hostname /kernel: pccard: card inserted, slot 0
May  7 19:38:42 hostname pccardd[46]: Card "Lucent
Technologies"("WaveLAN/IEEE") [Version 01.01] [] matched "Lucent
Technologies" ("WaveLAN/IEEE") [(null)] [(null)]
May  7 19:38:47 hostname /kernel: wi0 at port 0x240-0x27f irq 3 slot 0
on pccard0
May  7 19:38:47 hostname /kernel: wi0: 802.11 address: 00:60:1d:03:25:6f
May  7 19:38:47 hostname /kernel: wi0: using Lucent Technologies,
May  7 19:38:47 hostname /kernel: wi0: Lucent Firmware: Station 8.10.01
May  7 19:38:47 hostname pccardd[46]: wi0: Lucent Technologies
(WaveLAN/IEEE) inserted.

This is running in my FreeBSD box as an AP.

Every now and then the card goes wild and throws errors at me.
It also hangs the whole computer for a while, goes very laggy.

The errors I get are, and a lot of those:

wi0: watchdog timeout
wi0: wi_cmd: busy bit won't clear.
wi0: wi_cmd: busy bit won't clear.
wi0: wi_cmd: busy bit won't clear.
wi0: wi_cmd: busy bit won't clear.
wi0: init failed

and so on..

I've seen some talk about a patch long time ago that should fix this
problem, but I can't seem to find that patch anywhere.
Is there a patch and anyone that might know where to find it, how to
apply it?

Any other suggestions are very welcome.

If you need more info, I'll send it to you.
Please reply to me too, as I am not a member of this mailing list.

Here is: uname -a
FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #0: Tue Apr 29
18:45:38 CEST 2003     user at

Here is my dmesg.boot

> cat /var/run/dmesg.boot
Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights
FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #0: Tue Apr 29 18:45:38 CEST 2003
    user at
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (451.03-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x652  Stepping = 2
real memory  = 335478784 (327616K bytes)
config> di sio1
config> di sio0
config> di ppc0
config> di bt0
config> di aic0
config> di aha0
config> di adv0
config> q
avail memory = 320794624 (313276K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc0520000.
Preloaded userconfig_script "/boot/kernel.conf" at 0xc052009c.
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
Using $PIR table, 8 entries at 0xc00fde50
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> mem
0xe0000000-0xe3ffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) PCI-PCI (AGP) bridge> at device 1.0 on
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <Intel i740 AGP SVGA controller> at 0.0 irq 11
isab0: <Intel 82371AB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 ATA33 controller> port 0xf000-0xf00f at device 7.1
on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0xd000-0xd01f at
device 7.2 on pci0
pci_cfgintr_virgin: using routable PCI-only interrupt 5
pci_cfgintr: ROUTE_INTERRUPT failed.
uhci0: Could not allocate irq
device_probe_and_attach: uhci0 attach returned 6
chip0: <Intel 82371AB Power management controller> port 0x5000-0x500f at
device 7.3 on pci0
rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xd400-0xd4ff mem
0xea000000-0xea0000ff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci0
rl0: Ethernet address: 00:50:22:80:a0:42
miibus0: <MII bus> on rl0
rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus0
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
dc0: <Macronix 98715AEC-C 10/100BaseTX> port 0xd800-0xd8ff mem
0xea001000-0xea0010ff irq 5 at device 10.0 on pci0
dc0: Ethernet address: 00:80:ad:71:78:e6
miibus1: <MII bus> on dc0
dcphy0: <Intel 21143 NWAY media interface> on miibus1
dcphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
atapci1: <HighPoint HPT370 ATA100 controller> port
irq 7 at device 11.0 on pci0
ata2: at 0xdc00 on atapci1
ata3: at 0xe400 on atapci1
fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse, device ID 3
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
pcic0: <Vadem 469> at port 0x3e0 iomem 0xd0000 on isa0
pcic0: Polling mode
pccard0: <PC Card 16-bit bus (classic)> on pcic0
pccard1: <PC Card 16-bit bus (classic)> on pcic0
IP packet filtering initialized, divert enabled, rule-based forwarding
enabled, default to deny, unlimited logging
ad0: 6150MB <ST36421A> [13330/15/63] at ata0-master UDMA33
ad4: 78533MB <IC35L080AVVA07-0> [159560/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA100
ad5: 43979MB <IBM-DTLA-307045> [89355/16/63] at ata2-slave UDMA33
acd0: CDROM <ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE 40X MAXIMUM> at ata1-master PIO4
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
pccard: card inserted, slot 0

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