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    SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc5-mm2 -- bcm43xx busted (backing out the bcm43xx patches fixes it)
    Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
    > On Wednesday, 15 November 2006 00:21, Miles Lane wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >> The last three MM kernels have fail to give me a working bcm43xx driver.
    >> The odd thing is that dmesg output seems to indicate that the driver
    >> is working okay. NetworkManager doesn't see the driver, though.
    >> "iwlist scan" fails to find any access points, too. iwconfig shows
    >> "Access Point: invalid".
    > I can confirm the symptoms, I see them too on my test boxes.
    >> I tried backing out the following patches, and it fixes the problem:
    >> drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx.h
    >> drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_main.c
    >> drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_power.c
    >> drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_wx.c
    >>> drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_xmit.c

    The missing patch is shown below. This patch was entitled "[PATCH] bcm43xx: Readd dropped
    assignment" and submitted to wireless-2.6 by Daniel Drake on 10/17/06, but it seems to have fallen
    through the cracks. It is a fix to a patch entitled "[PATCH] ieee80211: Move IV/ICV stripping into
    ieee80211_rx" also submitted by Daniel Drake on 9/26/2006.

    NOTE to maintainers: This problem affects BOTH wireless-2.6 and 2.6.19-rcX-mmY. At present, the
    "Move IV/ICV" patch has not been incorporated into 2.6.19-rcX and it is OK.


    In the patch sent by Daniel Drake under the title "[PATCH] ieee80211: Move
    IV/ICV stripping into ieee80211_rx", a needed line was accidentally removed.
    As my current copy of wireless-2.6.git does not contain this line, I am
    (re)submitting a patch to restore that line.

    Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <>

    Index: wireless-2.6/drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_xmit.c
    --- wireless-2.6.orig/drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_xmit.c
    +++ wireless-2.6/drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_xmit.c
    @@ -543,6 +543,7 @@ int bcm43xx_rx(struct bcm43xx_private *b

    + frame_ctl = le16_to_cpu(wlhdr->frame_ctl);
    switch (WLAN_FC_GET_TYPE(frame_ctl)) {
    case IEEE80211_FTYPE_MGMT:
    ieee80211_rx_mgt(bcm->ieee, wlhdr, &stats);
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