Kernel oops with wifi (was: Problems with NWA)

Ben Thompson bt4 at
Tue Mar 2 10:25:10 CET 2010

On Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 10:58:57PM +0100, Nicola Mfb wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Ben Thompson <bt4 at> wrote:
> [...]
> > I can reproduce this problem using NWA but I am not sure what is going
> > on at the D-Bus level. Maybe someone could help me (maybe Niko)?
> You may try to produce a wpa_supplicant.conf with the exact parameters
> you see in nwa.conf, and start/stop wpa_suppliant to see if it
> reproduces the oops.
> The only think I guess *may* be different is that when NWA quits it
> does not kill wpa_supplicant, but simply remove all network definition
> and remove eth0 from managed interfaces. So it may trigger some
> actions that may reveal hidden kernel bugs not usual on other wifi
> managers?
> Anyway the problem should be fixed in kernel space ;)
> Paul, count me as a patch tester!

Thanks Niko and Paul.

I will try wpa_supplicant manually and see what happens. I am
happy to test patches too.

I have added a link to Niko's comments to the ticket:



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