Bug 417321

Summary: ipw2200 causes a lot of wakeups even when the wireless interface is inactive
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: dann
Component: kernelAssignee: John W. Linville <linville>
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description dann 2007-12-09 11:56:49 EST
Description of problem:
Powertop shows that ipw2200 causes a high number of wakeups even though the
wireless interface is not activated (ifconfig shows that it is not active).

Wakeups-from-idle per second : 67.6     interval: 5.0s
no ACPI power usage estimate available

Top causes for wakeups:
  62.7% ( 39.4)       <interrupt> : ipw2200 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.23.8-63.fc8

The device in question is  (lspci output):

0b:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network
Connection (rev 05)

This is happens right after booting the machine, the corresponding wireless
interface is set to NOT be activated at boot time.
Comment 1 John W. Linville 2008-03-06 09:07:38 EST
I wonder if adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf make any 
difference?

   options ipw2200 associate=0 auto_create=0
Comment 2 dann 2008-03-06 11:19:28 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> I wonder if adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf make any 
> difference?
> 
>    options ipw2200 associate=0 auto_create=0


Unfortunately it doesn't.
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Comment 4 dann 2008-12-01 12:40:44 EST
Still happens in F10.
Comment 5 John W. Linville 2008-12-16 11:28:22 EST
I do not find this to be the case, even with an active connection.  How many wakeups are you calling a lot?
Comment 6 John W. Linville 2009-01-13 14:35:24 EST
Closing due to lack of response...