Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232764
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:59 EST
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
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start wpa_supplicant on i686
a warning appears
no warnings expected
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The bug no longer exists for me since some time.