Bug 248382 - Regression in support for third party drivers in RHEL5 kernels post -23.
Regression in support for third party drivers in RHEL5 kernels post -23.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
: 248803 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-07-16 11:35 EDT by Jon Masters
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0959
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Last Closed: 2007-11-07 14:56:05 EST
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Description Jon Masters 2007-07-16 11:35:50 EDT
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):

All releases.

How reproducible:

Load driver on recent RHEL5.1 kernel (-34).

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Comment 1 John W. Linville 2007-07-19 12:54:10 EDT
*** Bug 248803 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Tim Burke 2007-07-19 16:41:21 EDT
Changing package to kernel -as it has been identified thats where the issue is
(not the separate ipw3945-kmod.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2007-07-23 09:10:16 EDT
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.)
Comment 8 Don Zickus 2007-07-23 12:17:53 EDT
in 2.6.18-36.el5
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 14:56:05 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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