"Buffer for request too small" -- try this

Leonardo Pereira Santos lsantos
Wed Oct 22 12:26:11 PDT 2003

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On Wednesday 22 October 2003 12:11, David S. Geirsson wrote:
> I was browsing the list archives today, and noticed some questions about
> the error message "Buffer for request 8B0B too small". I just wanted to
> say that I had this problem after I upgraded my kernel with the wireless
> extensions 16 patch (this patch is, I hear, integrated into linux kernel
> v2.4.23). I got the message when I tried using wavemon. The solution (in
> this specific case) was simple -- update your system headers and
> recompile wavemon. The specific header is include/linux/wireless.h,
> though it's a good idea to always update your headers with your kernel.
> Anyway, just thought people might want to try this, see if it helps
> anyone.

A strange thig I noticed whan I patched a 2.4.20 kernel was that the WE16 
patch left the include/linux/wireless.h diffrent from the one that came with 
the WT26... I simply replaced the wireless.h file from the kernel from the 
one that came with WT26, and everything is working fine until now.

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