problem with downing wlan's
Fri Jan 2 04:25:04 PST 2004
Vaclav Dvorak wrote:
> I am having problems with prism54 driver for an SMC2802W 802.11g card
> in a computer that also has two ZCom XI-626 802.11b cards controlled
> by hostap, one of them in master mode. The problem may be completely
> unrelated to hostap (although I'd love to hear if there are any known
> problems with hostap when combined with prism54). However, during
> debugging, I stumbled upon a different problem:
> I wanted to try rmmod-ing hostap_pci to see whether it helps, and it
> doesn't seem to work. I did "ifconfig wlan0 down; ifconfig wlan1 down;
> rmmod hostap_pci", and it hung the machine. So the next time the
> machine booted, I tried the commands one by one. The ifconfig's
> succeeded, but the rmmod never finished, although this time it didn't
> hang. Instead, the log said: "kernel: unregister_netdevice: waiting
> for wlan1 to become free. Usage count = 2", and the message repeated
> approximately once every 10 seconds.
> Hostap is 0.1.2.
I have this problem in one box where i using bridge with ebtables patch
and imq device. I have found that this is imq device related problem. It
sometimes forgot to use dev_put() after dev_hold(). What is your setup ?
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