Re: mis-identified cisco aironet pccard (and Re: hang with pcmcia wlan card)

Russell King (
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 17:52:43 +0100

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 09:48:52AM -0700, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 10:57:58PM +1000, Sven Dowideit wrote:
> > Hi,
> > i just noticed with 2.5.75 that if I boot with the cisco airo 340 wifi
> > card in, this kernel thinks it is a memory card. when i remove it and
> > re-insert it after boot, it then works .... see the following log :) I
> > am running debian unstable, on an ibm t21 pIII-850 notebook
> >
> > the cisco card works at boot time using 2.5.70.
> >
> > as for the two patches for the pcmcia hang, this time i am running the
> > one Russell posted, but the result is the same for the other.
> >
> > as i shutdown i get a number of kernel stack dumps related to airo_stat,
> > but the machine reboots before i can do anything about them..(what do i
> > need to log them?)
> >
> > if i replace the cisco card with a dlink orinoco card, it get recognised
> > correctly at boot.
> >
> > to make this story more interesting, i put the thinkpad into the docking
> > station and the cisco card into the dock's pccard (something that has
> > locked up 2.5 every time that i tried it), and the card is recogised
> > correctly at boot, and runs fine (there was a kernel stack dump during
> > boot - *what do i need to do to get them logged?*)
> >
> > thanks for the great work!
> >
> > sven
> I've seen this bug come and go in the 2.5.X serie. I believe
> this is because of the various work happening in the Pcmcia
> layer. Please contact Dominik Brodowski <>.

I think this may be my fault, but I haven't head a clear bug report for
it yet; I've only seen vague references to something going wrong with
aero cards on lkml yesterday, referring to what seemed to be a non-
existent thread.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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