Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159796
Complete freeze in gnome (hard reboot required) after launching dhclient.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:20:07 EST
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Description of problem:
Problems with a complete freeze. This has happened twice in two days for some
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV36 [GeForce FX Go5700]
Kernel is 2.6.11-1.27_FC3 recompiled with 4KSTACK off.
nVidia driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run
Heres the commands I ran before the hang.
modprobe -r ndiswrapper
iwconfig <some options>
Click outside the xterm window. Frozen. Had to do a hard reboot. Crash.log shows
the /var/log/messages just prior to the hang.
2nd freeze. Very similar circumstances. See Crash2.log for the moments just
before the hang (had initiated dhclient when bam, frozen).
3rd freeze. SWITCHED TO 'NV' DRIVER in xorg.conf. Same thing. See Crash3.txt
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
custom kernel-2.6.11-1.27_FC3smp with force 4KSTACK off.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. modprobe ndiswrapper
2. iwconfig <settings>
3. dhclient wlan0
Actual Results: Comeplte freeze. No response from mouse, keyboard. Alt-ctrl-F* unresponsive. Had to hard reboot.
Expected Results: Should have assigned IP address from router.
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loading binary code that could be doing *anything* into kernel space
(ndiswrapper) is a situation we have no way at all of debugging.