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SubjectRe: [OOPS] reading /proc/hermes/eth1/recs causes an oops in 2.5.69

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 04:03:39AM -0400, John T. Guthrie wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm currently running Red Hat linux 8.0 on my Inspiron 8100 laptop. Last
> night, I decided to check out a recent 2.5 kernel. While wandering around
> in the /proc filesystem, I came across /proc/hermes/eth1/recs. From what I
> had seen in under 2.4.21-pre4, it should have just given me a whole bunch of
> interesting information about my wireless card. Instead, just attempting to
> read the file caused an oops. After the initial oops, the machine wasn't
> completely unresponsive, I could still press the keyboard one more time to
> generate yet another oops, but then the machine would be completely
> unresponsive and had to be power cycled.

Doesn't surprise me all that much - there are a lot of bugs in 0.13a,
the driver version in 2.5.69.

In 0.13e, the latest version, the /proc support has been abolished in
favour of a simpler debugging hack. I intend to retransmit a patch to
update the driver today.

David Gibson | For every complex problem there is a | solution which is simple, neat and
| wrong.
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