[Mageia-dev] kernel problem with wifi rfkill?

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Apr 21 12:32:22 CEST 2011

'Twas brillig, and Thomas Backlund at 21/04/11 11:07 did gyre and gimble:
>> iwlagn          : Intel Corporation|PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron]
>> Network Connection [NETWORK_OTHER] (vendor:8086 device:4229 subv:8086
>> subd:1101) (rev: 61)
> I have this same, I'll test tonight/tomorrow...


>> I found this which seems like a likely candidate for a fix...
>> http://ns.spinics.net/lists/linux-wireless/msg64176.html
>> but it's from February... is it really not in the .38.x kernel yet??
> That patch got merged in 2.6.38-rc1, so it is there.

I've been looking through the various commits:




What is odd about the 3dd8 commit (i.e. the fix I mentioned in the first
mail) is there is code that says:

        if (test_bit(STATUS_INT_ENABLED, &priv->status))

I presume test_bit returns "true" if the bit is set? If so, then the
call, is a little strange as iwl_enable_interrupts sets the bit again.

So it's only enabled if it's already set? Perhaps test_bit returns 0
when it's already set?

172 static inline void iwl_enable_interrupts(struct iwl_priv *priv)
173 {
174         IWL_DEBUG_ISR(priv, "Enabling interrupts\n");
175         set_bit(STATUS_INT_ENABLED, &priv->status);
176         iwl_write32(priv, CSR_INT_MASK, priv->inta_mask);
177 }

But I'm no kernel hacker, so all this could be rubbish.



Colin Guthrie

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