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SubjectRe: RFC/T: Trial fix for the bcm43xx - wpa_supplicant - NetworkManager deadlock
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On Tue, 2006-11-21 at 12:49 -0600, Larry Finger wrote:
> Johannes Berg wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-11-21 at 19:32 +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
> >
> >> I don't think this is the right thing to do.
> >
> > Or put differently, this won't fix the problem if that "something:
> > that's triggering the deadlock happens while you're in the locked
> > section.
>
> I'm going to install NM on my system to see if I can trigger the problem with lockdep enabled.

If you don't want to go that far, just run a bunch of "iwlist eth1 scan"
and "iwconfig eth1" over and over and you'll effectively simulate the
behavior of NM in this situation (although doing it a lot quicker than
NM likely).

Setting up a script to just run those two in parallel continuously is
probably a good test of any WE locking in a driver :)

Dan

> Larry

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