Firmware crash w/ 10.2 diagnosis?

Kalle Valo kvalo at
Wed Sep 10 08:26:52 PDT 2014

Denton Gentry <denton.gentry at> writes:

> I'm using backports, and the kernel version is 3.2.
> hostapd says it is indeed using the cooked monitor:
>     monitor mode needed: 1 (poll_cmd=1 data_tx_status=0)
> I'll look at updating the kernel, if not to 3.16 then at least to
> something recent enough to stop using the monitor interface from
> hostapd.

Good. But if you use bridging the monitor vdev is created anyway. So
most likely switching to nl80211 management frame interface is not going
to workaround the firmware bug.

Kalle Valo

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