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    SubjectRe: Mark IPW2100 as BROKEN: Fatal interrupt. Scheduling firmware restart.
    On Sunday 21 September 2008 19:23:17 Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
    > Hi.
    > Following bug exists in the ipw2100 driver/firmware for years and Intel
    > folks never responded to zillions bugzilla entries and forum notices in
    > the internet with some patch or firmware update (although did request
    > dmesg and debug info, and received them).
    > ipw2100: Fatal interrupt. Scheduling firmware restart.
    > I believe it is a firmware bug because after driver is unloaded and
    > loaded back again wireless adapter usually starts working (for small
    > amount of time though). My conspiracy feeling can suggest, that it may
    > be kind of a force to buy a new one, or trivial error in the firmware,
    > when it writes to the same place in the flash and essentially given cell
    > became dead or whatever else.
    > Intel folks, please fix this problem, I see no other way to force you to do
    > this than to mark ipw2100 driver as broken, since that is what it is.

    You are pretty funny, actually. :)

    I think the bug should be fixed, but what makes _you_ think you can _force_
    anybody to do so?

    > Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <>
    > diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig b/drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig
    > index 9931b5a..c24fc6a 100644
    > --- a/drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig
    > +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig
    > @@ -125,7 +125,7 @@ config PCMCIA_RAYCS
    > config IPW2100
    > tristate "Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection"
    > - depends on PCI && WLAN_80211
    > + depends on PCI && WLAN_80211 && BROKEN
    > select WIRELESS_EXT
    > select FW_LOADER
    > select IEEE80211

    Greetings Michael.

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