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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.27-git3: rtl8169 oops and wireless missing symbols
    On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 01:02:02AM +0200, J.A. Magallón wrote:

    > werewolf:~# modprobe ath5k
    > WARNING: Error inserting cfg80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.27-jam03/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
    > WARNING: Error inserting mac80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.27-jam03/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
    > FATAL: Error inserting ath5k (/lib/modules/2.6.27-jam03/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath5k/ath5k.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
    > werewolf:~# modprobe mac80211
    > WARNING: Error inserting cfg80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.27-jam03/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
    > FATAL: Error inserting mac80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.27-jam03/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
    >
    > Dmesg is below.

    cfg80211 isn't loading, so mac80211 can't find it's symbols, and
    ath5k can't find mac80211's symbols.

    > cfg80211: Unknown parameter `ieee80211_regdom'

    config WIRELESS_OLD_REGULATORY
    bool "Old wireless static regulatory definitions"
    default n
    ---help---
    This option enables the old static regulatory information
    and uses it within the new framework. This is available
    temporarily as an option to help prevent immediate issues
    due to the switch to the new regulatory framework which
    does require a new userspace application which has the
    database of regulatory information (CRDA) and another for
    setting regulatory domains (iw).

    For more information see:

    http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Regulatory/CRDA
    http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw

    It is important to note though that if you *do* have CRDA present
    and if this option is enabled CRDA *will* be called to update the
    regulatory domain (for US and JP only). Support for letting the user
    set the regulatory domain through iw is also supported. This option
    mainly exists to leave around for a kernel release some old static
    regulatory domains that were defined and to keep around the old
    ieee80211_regdom module parameter. This is being phased out and you
    should stop using them ASAP.

    Say N unless you cannot install a new userspace application
    or have one currently depending on the ieee80211_regdom module
    parameter and cannot port it to use the new userspace interfaces.

    This is scheduled for removal for 2.6.29.

    Is this not clear enough?

    John
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