[PC-BSD Testing] Kernel Panic on Wireless + shutdown

Brodey Dover pcfxer at rogers.com
Tue Dec 2 14:33:07 PST 2008

Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
> no, I don't think that that is the error... I will be more careful 
> next time and write down the error, th only problem is that when it 
> happens the computer restarts after a few seconds (mainly 'cause it 
> happens on shutdown.. I think)
> I start to notice a problem with ACPI as well.. the laptop doesn't 
> shut down completely.. I get the message that says that the computer 
> will be shutdown via ACPI, then the monitor get blank, but the laptop 
> stays on and I have to press the power button for a few seconds to 
> force the shutdown.
> what should I do... burn the laptop or try to solve the issues? :-)
> Fabry
> Rod Clark wrote:
>> Fabrizio,
>> Do you see "interrupt storm on irq 017" (or whatever irq)
>> messages as part of this, when wifi starts to stall? That
>> happens intermittently with my ath0 wifi connection on PC-BSD
>> and makes wifi unusable for some period of time. This can happen
>> every few days or sometimes more often. However, on my system it
>> seems unrelated to startup or shutdown. But I have not seen this
>> with the same hardware under Linux. The only solution so far
>> seems to be not to run FreeBSD (6.x) with that wifi card.
>> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
>>> While PC-BSD was restarting, I got a kernel panic when I noticed that
>>> the wireless for my laptop was off and I switched on.
>>> This happened right at the moment when it is testing for the wireless
>>> card.... I noticed that was showing it as DOWN, I switched ON and got
>>> the kernel panic.
>>> ...
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Fabry, I have the exact problem with shutting down! What hardware are 
you running?


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