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SubjectRe: mmotm 2009-10-09-01-07 - iwl3945 fails to do firmware load request
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On Sat, 2009-10-10 at 08:12 +0800, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:07:49 PDT, akpm@linux-foundation.org said:
> > The mm-of-the-moment snapshot 2009-10-09-01-07 has been uploaded to
> >
> > http://userweb.kernel.org/~akpm/mmotm/
>
> Broke my iwl3945 wireless card:
>
> Good (2.6.31-mmotm0917)
> Oct 8 09:55:33 turing-police kernel: [ 0.809101] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.26ks
> Oct 8 09:55:33 turing-police kernel: [ 0.809106] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
> Oct 8 09:55:33 turing-police kernel: [ 0.809201] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> Oct 8 09:55:33 turing-police kernel: [ 0.879463] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
> Oct 8 09:55:33 turing-police kernel: [ 0.879466] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
> ...
> Oct 8 09:55:35 turing-police kernel: [ 31.599751] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
> Oct 8 09:55:35 turing-police kernel: [ 31.697046] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.28.2.8
> Oct 8 09:55:35 turing-police kernel: [ 31.777214] Registered led device: iwl-phy0::radio
> Oct 8 09:55:35 turing-police kernel: [ 31.777430] Registered led device: iwl-phy0::assoc
> Oct 8 09:55:35 turing-police kernel: [ 31.777545] Registered led device: iwl-phy0::RX
> Oct 8 09:55:35 turing-police kernel: [ 31.777676] Registered led device: iwl-phy0::TX
> Oct 8 09:55:35 turing-police kernel: [ 31.789446] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
> (and then wpa-supplicant is able to bring the card up when it finally gets launched by initscripts)
>
> Bad 2.6.32-rc3-mmotm1009:
>
> Oct 9 13:50:19 turing-police kernel: [ 0.931788] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.26ks
> Oct 9 13:50:19 turing-police kernel: [ 0.944678] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
> Oct 9 13:50:19 turing-police kernel: [ 0.957831] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> Oct 9 13:50:19 turing-police kernel: [ 1.038946] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
> Oct 9 13:50:19 turing-police kernel: [ 1.038950] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
>
> We never see the firmware load request, and of course everything goes
> pear-shaped after that doesn't happen....

The firmware loading happens when the user space brings the interface
up. Can you check NM is running for the bad case?

Thanks,
-yi



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