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Re: ath(4) failing with ath_reset for AR9285

From: Adrian Chadd <adrian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:41:26 -0800


I'm all for it.


On 6 March 2012 08:06, ss griffon <ssgriffonuser@gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't speak for any of the DFBSD guys, but as we've talked about
> before, I've been looking for a good project to learn about and work
> with some wireless NICs and 802.11.  So if you and the DFBSD guys
> don't mind getting bombarded with questions once-in-awhile then I'll
> spend some time working on it.  I'll get on IRC and talk to you and
> the DFBSD guys about it today or tomorrow.
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:12 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The problem is "dfbsd should port over the ath driver." ;-)
>> The actual cause is likely radio related - the AR9285 code that Rui
>> initially ported over was based on what was in ath9k and it was
>> suitably unfinished. (So it's not Rui's fault, he did a great job with
>> what he had.) I subsequently found/fixed/ported a bunch of stuff with
>> an ath9k developer as we *ahem* discovered the ath9k support was
>> incomplete.
>> In fact, if the dragonfly bsd guys were interested, I could have my
>> arm twisted into forking off a "shared" project where we have a shared
>> ath driver and HAL, and pull it into *BSD as a contrib project.
>> That way I'd only have to fix bugs once (hah), and everyone could
>> immediately benefit from it.
>> What do you all think? You'd (mostly) get 802.11n for free. :-)
>> Adrian
>> On 19 January 2012 00:31, ssgriffonuser <ssgriffonuser@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I just installed DFBSD on my EEE netbook and the ath driver seems to be
>>> failing after wpa_supplicant is run.  The connection is established but the
>>> message "ath_reset" is also printed.  After that message is printed,
>>> dhclient wlan0 cannot connect to the dhcp server.
>>> I had a similar problem when I installed FreeBSD 8.2 on the same netbook.
>>>  However, Adrian Chadd had already fixed the problem in -HEAD so I was able
>>> to update the driver and everything worked fine.
>>> I'm fairly certain that these problems were one in the same but if somebody
>>> else has any ideas I'm all ears.
>>> If Adrian is listening on this list, do you remember what that problem was?
>>>  If so, is it something that I can fix or do I need to know the inner
>>> workings of the ath card that are hidden behind an NDA?
>>> Thanks

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