|Summary:||Mismatching wireless extensions and iwconfig versions|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Pekka Savola <pekkas>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Aaron Brown <abrown>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-08-11 11:00:13 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Pekka Savola 2001-08-03 06:55:16 UTC
On RHL71 (with updates) and Roswell both I get like: Warning : Device wvlan0 has been compiled with version 68 of Wireless Extension, while we are using version 11. Some things may be broken... wvlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"B022" Nickname:"WLAN" Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.422GHz Cell: 02:60:1D:F1:64:37 Bit Rate:2Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:-102 dBm Noise level:-102 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0 I'm using wvlan_cs driver. Please note that 'compiled with version xx' changes between consecutive 'iwconfig' runs between 0 and about 236. As Link Quality, etc. have never worked here, I believe this may be a problem with those (or some other value that changes all the time). A problem could be that wireless-tools is compiled against glibc kernel headers. However, recompiling with -I/usr/src/linux-2.4.6-3.1/include changes nothing (and wireless.h is identical anyway). Rebuilding will not help. I find this most odd.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-03 14:51:38 UTC
Arjan, any ideas why building against the current kernel version wouldn't fix this? What card are you using?
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-03 14:57:09 UTC
Thing is, this driver hasn't changed in ages....
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-03 15:07:01 UTC
So, what version of wireless extensions a driver uses is completely driver dependent (it isn't a core subsystem) /me swears about DRI all over again.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-03 16:00:14 UTC
wvlan_cs must not be implementing the versioning right. Assigning to kernel. :) You may want to try using orinoco_cs instead.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-03 16:05:43 UTC
Or, try the attached. (mmm, unitialized variables...)
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-03 16:06:26 UTC
Created attachment 26091 [details] you know, if wireless-tools is trusting this value, we should set it. :)
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-03 16:07:00 UTC
(warning: *completely* untested. code cut-n-pasted right out of orinoco_cs)
Comment 8 Pekka Savola 2001-08-03 19:33:01 UTC
I'd probably use orinoco_cs if I it would work :-). After modprobing it, no network interfaces appear. I wonder what's the problem with it. I pointed the WE problem to Jean Tourrilhes and he said the module is not up to date. So, your fix looks promising from that perspective. (unfortunately, I'm unable to test the patch at this point). I'm using Lucent WaveLAN 11mbit gold card. Pretty basic stuff.
Comment 9 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 22:42:51 UTC
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
Comment 10 Pekka Savola 2001-08-11 10:59:58 UTC
The same also happens with orinoco_cs (2.4.7-0.9.1 or the like too).
Comment 11 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-17 12:17:41 UTC
wvlan_cs updated as of 2.4.7-2.4 should be fixed in that
Comment 12 Bruce Allen 2003-06-17 18:28:05 UTC
Sorry to repopen old wounds. Note warning message on 8th line below. This is the wvlan_cs driver. [root@lap ballen]# cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Linux release 7.3 (Valhalla) [root@lap ballen]# uname -a Linux lap 2.4.20-18.7 #1 Thu May 29 08:32:50 EDT 2003 i686 unknown [root@lap ballen]# rpm -q -f /sbin/iwconfig wireless-tools-23-2 [root@lap ballen]# iwconfig eth1 Warning : Device eth1 has been compiled with version 15 of Wireless Extension, while we are using version 12. Some things may be broken... eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"Wavelan Network" Nickname:"lap" Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.422GHz Cell: 02:02:2D:14:E1:C4 Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key: [ERASED BEFORE POSTING] Power Management:off Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:-102 dBm Noise level:-102 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 [root@lap ballen]# lsmod Module Size Used by Tainted: PF vmnet 25952 9 vmmon 35700 5 maestro3 27944 1 (autoclean) ac97_codec 13248 0 (autoclean) [maestro3] soundcore 6468 2 (autoclean) [maestro3] i8k 7284 0 (unused) binfmt_misc 7204 1 parport_pc 17604 1 (autoclean) lp 8544 0 (autoclean) parport 34112 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp] autofs 11844 0 (autoclean) (unused) wvlan_cs 26112 1 ds 8576 3 [wvlan_cs] yenta_socket 13056 3 pcmcia_core 52704 0 [wvlan_cs ds yenta_socket] xircom_cb 7904 1 ipchains 50124 13 usb-uhci 24676 0 (unused) usbcore 73792 1 [usb-uhci] ext3 66592 2 jbd 47596 2 [ext3]