Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174300
kernel hangs after wlan driver crash
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:23:22 EST
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Description of problem:
Sometimes the drivers of my wlan card crash (rt2500). But when this happens, the entire system hangs and responds to nothing.
I can't give any output of /var/log/messages since there are no usefull things there related to the crash.
I don't know if this is solvable, but it's highly anoying that whenever some driver doesn't want to work, everything hangs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Wait untill the wlan driver crashes
Actual Results: Kernel hangs
Expected Results: entry in dmesg that the wlan driver is no longer alive and I should be able to continue working without the need to reboot.
please take up problems with out of tree drivers with their maintainers.
The problem isn't that the driver crashes, the problem is that the kernel goes
with the driver and crashes too.