Fwd: ConnectPlus: simultaneous use of memory and wi-fi?

Dominik Brodowski linux at dominikbrodowski.net
Mon Dec 4 21:44:36 EST 2006


This problem should be fixed with 2.6.19 and the latest git-pcmcia on top of
it; e.g. if you apply 
on top of it. One the fixes are in mainline, I'll try to push them to
various -stable branches, too.

Thanks, and sorry for the delay,


On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 07:22:24PM -0400, Andrew Barr wrote:
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> Hi, I was directed here with the following problem that I posted to the HostAP 
> list. For the record:
> andrew at r51:~$ pccardctl ident
> Socket 0:
>   product info: "SanDisk", "ConnectPlus", "", ""
>   manfid: 0xd601, 0x0101
>   function: 6 (network)
> Although, looking under /sys/bus/pcmcia, I can see the other function (0x04) 
> under 0.1 and it's respective information.  I'm not sure how to get this 
> information out of pccardctl.
> Also, this is a CompactFlash card in a PCMCIA adapter sleeve.
> - ----------  On Friday 16 June 2006 15:44, Andrew Barr wrote:  ----------
> Subject: ConnectPlus: simultaneous use of memory and wi-fi?
> Date: Friday 16 June 2006 15:44
> From: Andrew Barr <andrew.james.barr at gmail.com>
> To: hostap at shmoo.com
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> I have a Zaurus SL-5600 handheld which is currently running kernel 2.6.16. If
> this scenario is possible under 2.4 I'd like to revert to 2.4.18. I am trying
> to configure a SanDisk ConnectPlus card to use the wi-fi part (in monitor
> mode with Kismet) and the memory part (to store logs) at the same time. I
> have been unable so far to get this to even work on my x86 laptop running
> 2.6.16. If I insert the card, I can get either hostap_cs to work or ide_cs to
> work, but not both. I think which works depends on which loads first. If I
> just insert the card without inserting one of those modules first, hostap_cs
> loads and this appears in the kernel log:
> 0.1: GetNextTuple: No more items
> If I eject the card via 'pccardctl eject' and then re-insert it
> with 'pccardctl insert', hostap_cs again initializes but the message is
> different:
> pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.1
> 0.1: ParseTuple: Bad CIS tuple
> Under /sys/bus/pcmcia, I can see each function of the card as 0.0 and 0.1,
>  and they are bound to the respective drivers, but only hostap_cs has
>  registered it's netdevices and ide_cs has no block device.
> All of the above was on my Thinkpad running Debian and 2.6.16, not on the Z.
> Is this even possible with the current Linux kernel? If it is, is it possible
> under Linux 2.4? The Zaurus has some minor issues (hardware suspend key
> doesn't trigger suspend, sound isn't working, etc.) with the 2.6 test images
> right now so I'd like to go back to the tried-and-true 2.4.18 image if at all
> possible.
> - -- 
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