[PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD 8.x WiFi kernel panic issues on Pentium-M

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jan 26 08:53:49 PST 2011


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On 01/24/2011 19:44, Rick wrote:
> I'm having a wifi issue very similar to the one reported here:
> http://lists.pcbsd.org/pipermail/testing/2011-January/004809.html
> 
> A short time after enabling wireless networking, the system panics and
> reboots.  Each time rc.conf is wiped out.
> I've tried i386 PC-BSD 8.1 and 8.2-RC2 and have this problem on two
> similar laptops: Dell D610 and HP nc6000.  Both laptops are Pentium-M
> class, 1GB RAM, mini-PCI.  I have tried an Intel NIC, Broadcom NIC, and
> Ralink NIC with the same results.
> 
> Is this a known-issue?  Is there something I can do to help troubleshoot
> this problem?
> 
> Thanks,
> Rick

This is a known problem in the 8.x series, for whatever reason
restarting the wireless networking sometimes causes a kernel panic, and
any stuff not synced to disk is lost. FWIW it seems to be fixed/better
on 9.

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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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