Linux freezes after a time while running HostAPd

Jouni Malinen j at
Fri Oct 28 09:37:26 PDT 2016

On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 05:11:51PM +0200, Conrad Kostecki wrote:
> In order to create a dual band AP, I've bought two Compex LE900VX cards.
> As the mainboard has only one PCIe slot, I also bought a Mikrotik RB14e miniPCIe->PCIe adapter, which can carry up to 4 miniPCIe cards.
> Currently, I am running HostAPd 2.6 and Kernel 4.8.4 with newest ath10k-firmware.
> Both cards are being detected fine and working.
> When I do start HostAPd, the whole server just freezes after a time, usally after 30-120 minutes. Until it freezes, HostAPd is working perfectly fine. When I do not start HostAPd, no freeze occurs and the whole system is running stable.
> No errors were logged in dmesg.

> Should I ask on the ath10k-mailinglist?

Yes, that sounds like a kernel driver issue and not something that
hostapd would be the reason for.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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