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    SubjectRe: Mark IPW2100 as BROKEN: Fatal interrupt. Scheduling firmware restart.
    [Evgeniy Polyakov - Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:26:56AM +0400]
    | On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:05:18AM +0400, Cyrill Gorcunov (gorcunov@gmail.com) wrote:
    | > Since it's that serious maybe we should change
    | >
    | > IPW_DEBUG_INFO("%s: Fatal error value: 0x%08X\n",
    | > priv->net_dev->name, priv->fatal_error);
    | >
    | > to printk(KERN_WARN)? And here is why - as I see now we can't say what
    | > exactly is wrong - Evgeniy said he has a suspicious about firmware so
    | > this WARNS will be collected by Arjan thru kerneloops and we could not
    | > ask users to change debug level and repost problem - oops will have it
    | > by default - and if it really firmware problem - firmware engineers could
    | > find this _additional_ info usefull and resolve it (probably).
    |
    | The only reason for this change is to make a mark at the kerneloops.
    | I.e. users know, there is a bug. Developers know, there is a bug.
    | Everyone knows that there is a bug, but until it is at the special place
    | we look to each other just like there is no bug.
    |
    | Here are dumps for example:
    | http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=245
    |
    | Bug existed even with 1.2 firmware and .11 kernel.
    | Intel, that's a great marketing slogan: stability everywhere!
    |
    | --
    | Evgeniy Polyakov
    |

    From dump:
    > Sep 25 11:31:39 suino wlan0: TX timed out. Scheduling firmware restart.

    yes Evgeniy - all could know that but this register info could help
    firmware engineers to distinguish problems (without additional efforts
    like ask users to pass debug argument - kerneloops will have it
    by default) if there not only one exist. I mean I don't think anyone
    would reject additional info about problem ever :)

    - Cyrill -


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