WLAN: current status and new bits of weirdness

Philip Rhoades phil at pricom.com.au
Sun Feb 22 18:29:45 CET 2009


Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Philip Rhoades wrote:
>> even WITHOUT the backslash that I had previously before the "$" in line 
>> one, this line still seems to be a problem - at each boot, I STILL get the 
>> FR taking forever to start with hundreds of lines like:
> Hmm, this is really odd. I have now repeated exactly what you did
> (same kernel, same rootfs, NOR, commands copied from your mail) and
> it works perfectly.
> I'm running out of ideas for what may be wrong :-( Your system has
> no bad NAND blocks, so even the partition layout is the same. The
> kernel is protected by a CRC, so it should be impossible to damage
> it. This leaves the rootfs, but if you reflashed that, it should be
> good as well.
> Another possibility could be a bad NOR content. Mine is
> root at om-gta02:~# strings /dev/mtd0 | grep ^U-B
> U-Boot 1.3.2-moko12 (May  9 2008 - 10:28:48)
> root at om-gta02:~# md5sum /dev/mtd0
> 9128ab202738cf90e2aaea13ab050605  /dev/mtd0

I get:

U-Boot 1.3.2-moko12 (May  9 2008 - 10:28:48)
** Invalid partition type "%.32s" (expect "U-Boot")
Neo1973 Bootloader U-Boot 1.3.2-moko12


9128ab202738cf90e2aaea13ab050605  /dev/mtd0

>> Do you want me to try anything else with this setup or should I just start 
>> testing the uptime on more recent images?
> I'm beginning to suspect that we may never find out what freak
> accident is causing those boot failures so it may be good to move
> on, yes.

OK, will try latest stuff and see what happens . .

> Meanwhile, I got an update from Atheros: they say that the new
> assertion tells us that the RSN IE sent by the AP is too long.
> Oh, and I went back in this thread and noticed that I had misread
> the type of router you have as "WRT54G" while you wrote "WRT546G".
> I haven't been able to find any technical data on that device, but
> Google has a few hits. Is this similar to a WRT54G ? Or maybe a
> typo ? :)

Yes, sorry - typo, was WRT54G of course . .

Philip Rhoades

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