Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208720
wireless-tools needs to be upgraded to interact with post-2.6.18-git8 kernels
Last modified: 2008-04-04 17:19:24 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #208719 +++
Description of problem:
WPA association fails between ipw2200 card and D-Link DSL-G604T AP
after updating from Torvalds kernel 2.6.18-git8 to 2.6.18-git9.
2.6.18-git9 Torvalds kernels introduce wireless extensions v21,
which are already known to break wireless-tools-28.0.pre13.5.1
as per Jean Tourrhiles comments in this lkml thread:
as it turns out from further tests, updating wireless-tools to
Jean's latest tarball (wireless_tools.29.pre10.tar.gz) is a
requirement (though not enough; wpa_supplicant is also an user
of wireless extensions and needs to be built from the 0.4.9
sources to make WPA association work again with 2.6.18-git9
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot a 2.6.18-git9 or later kernel
2. ifup eth1
3. wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -ieth1 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
ip a reports eth1 as NO-CARRIER and pinging the AP doesn't work
networking functionality should be available
This bug is filed upon suggestion by Dave Jones at the end of the
mentioned lkml thread.
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Changing to NOTABUG, as DaveJ seems to never have really took a look here :)
For the record, the kernel transaction that introduced the incompatibility was
temporarily reverted a while ago until wireless-tools-29 was released, according
to Linus' policy "kernel changes must not break userspace".