Bug 232764 - wpa_supplicant warning
wpa_supplicant warning
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2007-03-17 07:29 EDT by Ronny Fischer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-26 10:26:14 EDT
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Description Ronny Fischer 2007-03-17 07:29:27 EDT
Description of problem:
the wpa_supplicant daemon produces a warning of missing function when starting

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 (since Test 1), wpa_supplicant 0.4.9 and also 0.5.7

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start wpa_supplicant on i686
Actual results:
a warning appears

Expected results:
no warnings expected

Additional info:
warning is as follows:

wpa_supplicant starten: ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: Function not implemented

I'm not sure about this ioctl but using wpa_supplicant on FC6 does not produce 
a warning like that.

It's not a fault but quiet a bit annoying
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2007-03-17 13:27:22 EDT
What type of card do you have?  This warning is wpa_supplicant saying the driver
doesn't support some sort of functionality which is pretty normal for many older
cards that don't do WPA or all the features of WPA.
Comment 2 Ronny Fischer 2007-03-18 05:27:58 EDT
The card is an Intel PRO Wireless 2200 B/G running with the ipw2200 driver 
provided by the kernel on a Thinkpad R52. The kernel is actually 2.6.20-1.2990, 
but the warning appeard with every kernel version since the first test release 
of Fedora 7. AFAIK the card itself provides WPA support together with 
wpa_supplicant. I'm don't believe that this has something to do with it.

Running a self-build version of wpa_supplicant 0.5.7 with FC6 on the same 
machine never produces a warning like this. I'm gonna rebuild my version for 
Fedora 7 Test 2 to see if this is the source of the problem. I will provide 
further information about it when this is finished.
Comment 3 Ronny Fischer 2007-03-18 06:20:07 EDT
The warning still remains even when I use my self-build version of 
wpa_supplciant. So I guess this isn't a fault by wpa_supplicant. I'm not sure 
but could it be a debug warning of some other used software (maybe from the 
driver itself) that generates this warning?

Thx for reply
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2007-04-10 11:54:44 EDT
Bulk message: Fedora 7 test bugs should be filed against "devel", not against
test1/2/3. This isn't obvious, I know. Moving this report so it isn't lost.
Comment 5 Ronny Fischer 2007-05-31 16:25:34 EDT
A new installation of fedora 7 final does no longer display any warning 
messages form wpa_supplicant.

I would suggest to close the bug report.
Comment 6 Ronny Fischer 2007-07-26 10:26:14 EDT
The bug no longer exists for me since some time.

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