Bug 610224 - running 'rmmod wifi-driver-module' in fips mode hangs system
Summary: running 'rmmod wifi-driver-module' in fips mode hangs system
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
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Blocks: 582655 608704
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Reported: 2010-07-01 19:24 UTC by Jiri Kastner
Modified: 2010-11-11 16:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-11-11 16:05:50 UTC
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IMG00061-20100707-1446.jpg (910.23 KB, image/jpeg)
2010-07-07 18:58 UTC, John W. Linville
no flags Details
jwltest-ath9k-cleanup-init-error-path.patch (1.96 KB, patch)
2010-07-08 20:46 UTC, John W. Linville
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jiri Kastner 2010-07-01 19:24:25 UTC
Description of problem:
in fips mode, every attempt to remove ath9k module hangs/freeze system

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable fips mode
2. rmmod ath9k
3. system unusable
Actual results:
system hangs

Expected results:
removing of module will work as for other modules in fips mode

Additional info:

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-01 19:43:11 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 2 Stanislaw Gruszka 2010-07-02 11:18:52 UTC
What is fips mode? How to enable it?

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2010-07-02 14:52:26 UTC
FWIW, this likely results from some failed clean-up after ieee80211_register_hw fails...

Comment 4 Jiri Kastner 2010-07-07 08:30:52 UTC
renamed, because i noticed this on iwlagn with john's test kernel

Comment 5 John W. Linville 2010-07-07 18:54:35 UTC
FWIW, I think this actually is ath9k-specific.  The similar behavior on iwlagn was actually caused by the 1st fix attempt in bug 608704.  After fixing that issue, I was still able to get this ath9k failure.  I'll attach a pic of the failure on my local machine.

Comment 6 John W. Linville 2010-07-07 18:58:06 UTC
Created attachment 430156 [details]

Note that this is without the fix to allow FIPS mode to work (but with the fix that allows rmmod of iwlagn) -- with that in place I suspect this won't happen at all.

Comment 8 John W. Linville 2010-07-08 20:46:04 UTC
Created attachment 430471 [details]

Comment 9 Jiri Kastner 2010-07-11 09:22:08 UTC
verified with adapters, where i detected. rmmod iwlagn and ath9k works as expected

Comment 13 Aristeu Rozanski 2010-07-26 15:15:54 UTC
Patch(es) available on kernel-2.6.32-52.el6

Comment 16 Vladimir Benes 2010-08-24 08:51:08 UTC
Could you please retest so we can close this? Or you can alternatively write here hostname where we can retest.


Comment 17 Vladimir Benes 2010-08-26 12:54:41 UTC
tested on frankenstein-wifi-01.rhts.eng.bos.redhat.com, it has several types of wireless devices. Tested with all of them under fips enabled system.
rt61pci,rt73usb, ath5k, ath9k, rtl8180, rtl8187

looks good 

Comment 18 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-11 16:05:50 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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