ifrename problems

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Jan 2 18:56:49 PST 2005

On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 06:06:04AM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:

> This is with hostap-driver-0.2.5 and linux 2.6.9.  Note that they also
> have issues w/ the MAC address after an ifrename, as well.  The original
> bug reports can be seen here:

> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286726

I cannot reproduce the exact reported behavior with the current CVS
versions from either development or stable branches. However, wifi0
interface does show up with all zeroes address and so would wlan0 if the
card does not come with firmware included. The workaround for this is to
delay ifrename call to happen at later phase when the driver has
completed firmware initialization. See
http://hostap.epitest.fi/bugz/show_bug.cgi?id=6 for details.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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