Crash at boot on 2.6.29-rc5

Kiran Divekar dkiran at
Wed Feb 18 05:10:37 EST 2009

> Hi,
> I'm trying to boot Fedora Rawhide (Fedora's kernel contains daily merges
> with Linus) on the XO, and it's crashing at boot if I have the libertas
> firmware installed.  Here's a dmesg:

The issue is that for common wext handlers, the netdev_priv does not give correct priv pointer for the mesh interface. Hence further accesses using the priv pointer result in a crash. For mesh interface, the dev->ml_priv pointer needs to be used.

> It looks like jffs2 might be involved, but it isn't -- with libertas
> loaded we fail to boot 100% of the time, and without it we boot
> successfully 100% of the time.  Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> - Chris.
> --

- Kiran

> Chris Ball   <cjb at>
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