Bug 242411 - system freeze while configuring a rt2500 wifi card with iwconfig
system freeze while configuring a rt2500 wifi card with iwconfig
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireless-tools (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2007-06-04 02:30 EDT by Jean-Jacques Sarton
Modified: 2008-06-16 21:23 EDT (History)
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Description Jean-Jacques Sarton 2007-06-04 02:30:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
The system freeze while configuring a rt2500 based wifi card with iwconfig

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. iwconfig wlan0 essid xxx; iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc; iwconfig channel 6

Actual Results:
the system freeze

Expected Results:
no freeze and working system

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jean-Jacques Sarton 2007-06-04 03:12:17 EDT
Freeze occur after the card is set up with:
ifconfig up

Comment 3 Jean-Jacques Sarton 2007-06-10 07:41:29 EDT
The mentioned bug report seem to aply.

Are there source for the rt2xx modules or patches available from Fedora ?
The original can't be compiled.

According to the various reports and also my own experiences, I think that the
behaviour depend on the content of a variable which is not initialized.

The results I had was every time different, from time to time pings was
transmitted to the interfaces, on other tryes this was not the case.

freezing don't occur regulary.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:46:16 EDT
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