Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436923
wpa_supplicant - 32 bit version fails with 64 bit kernel
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:09:23 EST
32-bit (i386) version of wpa_supplicant-0.5.7-21.fc8 fails with a 64-bit
(x86_64) kernel (in this case 188.8.131.52-22.fc8.x86_64 from koji).
x86_64 version of wpa_supplicant works just fine.
At the same time 32-bit wireless-tools-29-0.2.pre22.fc8.i386 (iwconfig/iwlist)
I think the broken part is the wireless scanning interface, since it reports
empty SSIDs and wrong frequencies in the wpa_supplicant.log when run with debug
(-dd), while iwlist ath0 scan shows correct ones.
Relevant log fragment from 32-bit wpa_supplicant on 64-bit kernel:
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Starting AP scan (specific SSID)
Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=8):
xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx Xxxxxxxx
Trying to get current scan results first without requesting a new scan to speed
up initial association
Invalid freq in scan results (BSSID=00:00:01:00:00:0b: m=0 e=27520
Received 894 bytes of scan results (4 BSSes)
Scan results: 4
Selecting BSS from priority group 5
0: 00:00:01:00:00:0b ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x10
skip - no WPA/RSN IE
(Running 32-bit userspace (for compatibility) with 64-bit kernel (for extra
memory and ability to run 64-bit code) isn't that unusual)
We may need David Miller's latest WEXT compat updates that will hit 2.6.27
before this gets fixed permanently. This has historically been quite icky.
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