NDIS panics (Was: Can I rescan for new PCI devices? Or should hotplugging Expresscards work?)

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 19:15:52 UTC 2010

On 1/9/10, Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/16/09, Bob Johnson <fbsdlists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm using an ExpressCard for wireless networking because there seems
>> to be no driver for the internal card in my laptop (and NDIS panics
>> the system). The Expresscard shows up as a PCI device and works fine,
> How are you using NDIS and when system panic what is displayed?

I tried to use ndisgen with the internal Dell 1397 card. I don't have
details available right now, although if you need them I can try it
again. When I did the kldload the system spit out error messages about
unknown symbols and then panic-ed. I did some searching of the
archives and found a message describing the same symptoms, and the
response posted was that it indicated that the Windows driver made API
calls that were not implemented in the NDIS wrapper.

This was a 64-bit Windows driver and an amd64 FreeBSD system. Similar
results in both
FreeBSD 7.2 and 8.0.

It appears that kern/132672 is describing the same or a very similar
issue.  It also suggests that there is a more fundamental problem than
the unrecognized symbols.

I can try to reproduce the problem tonight if you want me to.


-- Bob Johnson

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