Openmoko Bug #1983: eth0 doesn't exist / Oops during bootup

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Wed Sep 10 01:41:54 CEST 2008

#1983: eth0 doesn't exist / Oops during bootup
 Reporter:  Weiss    |          Owner:  openmoko-devel
     Type:  defect   |         Status:  new           
 Priority:  normal   |      Milestone:                
Component:  unknown  |        Version:                
 Severity:  normal   |       Keywords:  wifi kernel   
Blockedby:           |   Reproducible:  always        
 Blocking:           |  
 Rootfs: Om2008.8-gta02-20080904.rootfs.jffs2
 Kernel: Om2008.8-gta02-20080903.uImage.bin

 I find the wifi interface (eth0) doesn't exist - only lo and usb0 (when
 connected) appear in 'ifconfig'.  This leads to wifi not working at all
 (iwconfig, ifconfig and friends all fail with "No such device" or
 similar).  Accordingly, I get "Wifi: unknown" in Settings.

 While studying 'dmesg' (or just watching the bootup messages), I noticed a
 kernel oops in a module which I suspect may be related.  A log is attached
 which is the output from 'dmesg' after a bootup before any suspending was
 allowed to happen.  I suspect that useful messages may have scrolled off
 the top of the ring buffer - please let me know if there's anything I can
 do to capture this information without using a debug board, if it'd be
 useful.  However, the backtrace is there.

 Other features: GPS, voice calls, SMS, suspend etc all work very nicely
 indeed for me.

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