8-RC1: ral0: need multicast update callback

Scott Lambert lambert at lambertfam.org
Fri Sep 25 23:29:23 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 08:47:38AM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> On my vanilla RC1 install (from ISO), ral seems to be having issues.
> About every 1/2 hour it will hang the network when downloading ports,
> or doing a large rsync transfer.  If you ctrl-c on the transfer &
> restart, it fires right up.
> The only error:
> ral0: need multicast update callback
> I noticed some people having this problem with ndis and iwi in 2008
> (!) on the list, but no mention of ral...

I've been seeing pauses in network connectivity with my iwn
in BETA-2 through 4.  I hadn't noticed it much until I set
"wpa_ptk_rekey=NNNN" down to 600.  Then it seemed like it hit me
every five minutes.  I think it was originally 1800.  But the
/usr/share/examples/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, currently has it at 600 in
-RC1.  I could be remembering incorrectly.  It seems like it became much
less frequent when I changed wpa_ptk_rekey to 3600.

Maybe I just started noticing when I had to start doing a lot of ssh
sessions from the house.  My sessions would lock up and, usually,
continue in a few seconds to a few minutes.  If I hadn't been using a
session when the network paused, that session would usually be working
fine while I waited for my original session to continue.

I have not noticed it on my WEP AP, but I normally connect the ethernet
cable at that location.  I should test there. 

I have other issues with the iwn and haven't really dug into the problem
to try to figure out if it is wpa_supplicant or iwn or a combination.
iwn does not function after resume so I've actually run ethernet cables
to where I use the laptop now.

Scott Lambert                    KC5MLE                       Unix SysAdmin
lambert at lambertfam.org

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