Bug 11806 - iwl3945 fails with microcode error
Summary: iwl3945 fails with microcode error
Alias: None
Product: Networking
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wireless (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: Reinette Chatre
Depends on:
Blocks: 11808
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Reported: 2008-10-22 02:36 UTC by Johannes Berg
Modified: 2008-11-11 12:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Kernel Version: 2.6.28 git
Regression: Yes
Bisected commit-id:


Description Johannes Berg 2008-10-22 02:36:23 UTC
Latest working kernel version: 2.6.27
Earliest failing kernel version: v2.6.27-3158-g01f9a21 / v2.6.27-3169-gf93b673
Distribution: n/a
Hardware Environment: iwl 3945 wireless
Software Environment:
Problem Description: 3945 driver fails with microcode error

Steps to reproduce: load iwl3945, see it fail


for more information. I personally don't have this hardware, but the bug should be tracked.

A workaround is available, it is right now to install newer firmware. Commits 01f9a21af3644224ecc899adeea31dc00418ddae and f93b673fcfe2670ccb22434d2ec7660b9f1c3fb8 have been identified by Intel as causing the regression.
Comment 1 John W. Linville 2008-10-24 06:28:00 UTC
Shouldn't this have been considered an API change for the firmware?
Comment 2 Johannes Berg 2008-10-24 06:30:03 UTC
I was hoping we'd collect the outcome of the huge thread on the mailing list here, I lost track.
Comment 3 Reinette Chatre 2008-10-24 08:43:46 UTC
we are working on a solution based on recommendations from that thread. I will take these commits into account also.
Comment 4 Rafael J. Wysocki 2008-10-25 06:33:24 UTC
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=122450235730661&w=4

Handled-By : Reinette Chatre <reinette.chatre@intel.com>
Comment 5 Rafael J. Wysocki 2008-11-06 16:07:59 UTC
Patch : http://marc.info/?l=linux-wireless&m=122583010822172&w=2
Comment 6 Reinette Chatre 2008-11-11 11:32:03 UTC
The patch is now in Linus's tree (http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=14b5433606289dbc5b6fd70ced11462f80e95003 ). Can the bug be closed?
Comment 7 Rafael J. Wysocki 2008-11-11 12:36:46 UTC
Sure, closing.  Thanks!

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