Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248382
Regression in support for third party drivers in RHEL5 kernels post -23.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:45 EST
Description of problem:
A recent patch to the RHEL5.1 public beta kernel has caused a regression in
behavior of the ipw3945-kmod package. This driver now causes an immediate kernel
oops on load, which triggers a kernel panic.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Load driver on recent RHEL5.1 kernel (-34).
Steps to Reproduce:
*** Bug 248803 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Changing package to kernel -as it has been identified thats where the issue is
(not the separate ipw3945-kmod.
Not sure why this hasn't going into modified, as a fix was made available in the
2.6.18-36.el5 kernel (maybe additional work is coming down the pipe??) Anyway,
I'm able to run the 2.6.18-36.el5 kernel alongside kmod-ipw3945-1.0-4.7.el5
without any problems (previously I was seeing kernel panics on boot with the
ipw3945 kmod and the "busted" kernels.)
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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