Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427009
kernel module rt2x00 sometimes become chatty
Last modified: 2009-02-11 14:49:03 EST
Description of problem:
Sometimes my Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter becomes extremely chatty. This
persistent chattiness causes all other wireless traffic to come to a crawl.
When this event happens klog quickly fills up with the message:
phy0 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x06 failed for offset
0x0444 with error -19.
The only way to quell the problem is to unplug the offending usb device and then
plug it back in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel is kernel-devel-18.104.22.168-42.fc8
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8
2. Upgrade (via yum) to kernel mentioned above.
3. Configure adapter for WEP 40-bit encryption.
It happened again this morning. Two instances is probably not a large enough
result pool to draw this conclusion from but in both cases the system was idle
for long periods of time before the problem happened. In this last case, the
system was left idle overnight.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
Yes. This does happen, but I have no way to retest with newer kernels because I
have another BZ open which prevents me from using this NIC on any kernel version
greater than 22.214.171.124-42
Thanks for the update - would you mind referencing that bug here also (or feel
free to CC me into it). We really need you to test with a later kernel - there
have been numerous wireless updates since the version you are running which may
resolve the issue.
Done. I updated this one as "depends on" since the other bug blocks this one.
The kernels here contain an update to rt2x00 version 2.1.4:
Could you give those kernels a try to see if they resolve this issue for you?
I will try one of these sometime between now and Monday.
Well, it's been a while...try another kernel? :-)
I'll try to test it soon (within the next 2 weeks).
Obviously I can't test this bug because of blocker bug 411481. However, I
retested that bug and it still fails.
BTW, what patches/features are included in the -debug kernels?
(In reply to comment #10)
> BTW, what patches/features are included in the -debug kernels?
Just different config options.
Wow, long time...does this problem persist with 2.6.27-based kernels?
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