Bug 1503337 - Warning during updating to 2.6-11: failed to remove key (1, ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff) from hardware (-22)
Summary: Warning during updating to 2.6-11: failed to remove key (1, ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2017-10-17 21:46 UTC by Christian Stadelmann
Modified: 2018-05-21 19:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-05-21 19:31:08 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Linux Kernel 198357 0 None None None 2018-01-13 23:37:46 UTC

Description Christian Stadelmann 2017-10-17 21:46:16 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. update wpa_supplicant from 2.6-8 to 2.6-11 using dnf
2. watch dnf's output

Actual results:
I'm getting these two warnings from kernel:

wlp3s0: failed to remove key (1, ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff) from hardware (-22)
wlp3s0: failed to remove key (2, ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff) from hardware (-22)

Expected results:
No warnings

Additional info:
I'm using a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 wifi adapter with the iwlwifi kernel module.

I'm not sure this is a bug in wpa_supplicant, but I thought I'd report it anyway due to its loglevel (systemd-journald: emerg or higher; dmesg: red color).

Comment 1 Chris Murphy 2017-11-27 17:27:05 UTC
Same message repeating dozens of times per day, it seems to be WiFi AP specific (some more than others). It is a kernel message but only happens with WPA2 connections. I can't tell if it relates to other problems I'm having or if it's a security risk only or what.

I think we'd have to work with upstream on this. They have a bunch of things going on right now, and any fixes have to be demonstrated in an in development mainline kernel before they can be backported. So testing with stable kernels doesn't help them much.

We could ask Fedora's kernel dev team to enable some wifi debugging options for the debug kernels, if they aren't already enabled, to help nail this down. But there are also interactions with the iwlwifi firmware, I'm having a lot of firmware crashes right now (no kidding).

6c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)

Comment 2 zzpyynzjbszkbtipim 2018-01-13 20:21:17 UTC
I believe this issue is the same as the one I posted on the kernel bugzilla at https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198357 . I found the commit that first causes the symptom, but it's not necessarily to blame... I mention two possible fixes but there's some missing information before it's clear to me which one is the best. The assignee was changed to linuxwifi@intel.com the day that I posted it, but it has received no updates since then.

Comment 3 Christian Stadelmann 2018-01-13 23:37:47 UTC
Thanks for the hint on an upstream bug report.

Comment 4 Mohammad H. Nazari 2018-04-13 14:06:11 UTC
Exactly same as mine! I have this issue too but with one difference, I usually connect to my router and using internet as well but sometime my connections to internet closed immediately! (a "<?>" like icon appears in panel ans I have to turn off and then on to fix it, on the other hand it mostly happens when I suspend my laptop.)
Kernel Version: Linux 4.15.13-300.fc27.x86_64
OS: Fedora 27 Workstation Linux and GNOME DE
Also I searched for same issue in internet and must of solution wasn't a right and complete solution that can fix this issue (most of them reported it as a bug same as here!)
This issue is disgusting for me so I'm going to open a new topic in ask.fedoraproject.com to ask a help, hope to fix soon :)

Comment 5 Mohammad H. Nazari 2018-04-13 15:03:18 UTC
Now I opened a new topic with more detail here: Afterwards I should mention that I'm using Fedora for a bout a year and got this problem recently!

Comment 6 Mohammad H. Nazari 2018-04-13 15:07:08 UTC
(In reply to Mohammad H. Nazari from comment #5)
> Now I opened a new topic with more detail here: Afterwards I should mention
> that I'm using Fedora for a bout a year and got this problem recently!

Oops! A clipboard mistake :( 
So sorry about it, it's the right link: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/119836/wlp3s0-failed-to-remove-key-and-a-disgusting-peroblem-in-wireless-connection-to-router/

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Comment 8 Christian Stadelmann 2018-05-21 19:31:08 UTC
I cannot reproduce this issue any more, it is being fixed according to the upstream maintainer.

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