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    SubjectRegression in 2.6.30-rc1 since commit acae0515 - wireless broken
    The most recent pulls of the Linux-2.6 git tree has broken wireless. The problem
    was bisected with commit acae05156551fd7528fbb616271e672789388e3c, entitled
    "module: create a request_module_nowait()", indicated as the faulty change. This
    is seen with driver b43 on my system, and 2 reports for driver iwlagn: and

    For b43, the logged error messages are:

    phy0: Failed to initialize wep: -2
    b43: probe of ssb0:0 failed with error -2

    With this driver, module ssb is selected from the PCI ID. It then loads b43,
    which triggers the loading of rfkill, mac80211, cfg80211, led-class, and
    input-polldev. It appears that the nowait method is killing the chain somewhere.
    If I unload and reload b43, then all these modules load correctly and wireless

    If this commit is reverted, wireless works OK.

    I will be happy to try any patches to make request_module_nowait() work with
    wireless networking.


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