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SubjectRe: [PATCH wireless-2.6 or stable] iwlwifi: return error when fail to start scanning
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On Wed, 2010-10-06 at 10:45 -0700, Florian Mickler wrote:
> Hi Stanislaw!
>
> On Wed, 6 Oct 2010 18:04:35 +0200
> Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> > This is stable friendly backport of wireless-testing commit
> > 3eecce527c7434dfd16517ce08b49632c8a26717 "iwlwifi: unify scan start
> > checks". Wireless-testing version include also a lot of cleanups.
> >
> > On error case in {iwl3945,iwlagn}_request_scan we queue abort_scan work,
> > which in a fact do nothing, so we never complete the scan. Thats gives
> > "WARNING: at net/wireless/core.c:614 wdev_cleanup_work" and stopped
> > network connection until reload iwlwifi modules. Return of -EIO and
> > stopping queuing any work is a fix.
> >
> > Note there are still many cases when we can get:
> >
> > WARNING: at net/wireless/core.c:614 wdev_cleanup_work
> > WARNING: at net/mac80211/scan.c:266 ieee80211_scan_completed
> > WARNING: at net/mac80211/scan.c:269 ieee80211_scan_complete
> >
> > which are not fixed. Unfortunately does not exist single, small fix
> > for that problems, and we probably will see some more bug reports
> > with scan warnings. As solution we rewrite iwl-scan.c code to avoid
> > all possible race conditions. That quite big patch set is queued
> > for 2.6.37 .
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Wey-Yi Guy <wey-yi.w.guy@intel.com>

looks good to me

Thanks
Wey




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