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Re: Ath9 regression in latest kernel?



On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 12:38 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
> On 12/07/2009 12:24 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > Since I updated to kernel-2.6.31.6-162.fc12.i686 on my EeePC 1000
> > netbook, Wifi has become so unreliable as to be virtually unusable. Lost
> > connections, dropped frames even when pinging the local AP, endless
> > browswer waits while "Resolving host ...". The same AP supports 1 iMac,
> > a Mac Mini, 3 laptops and about 6 iPhones, all with no problems, but I
> > reset it anyway just in case, to no effect. I've spent a couple of days
> > fraking around with NM before deciding to try rolling back to
> > kernel-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686, which immediately solved all the
> > problems.
> >
> > The chipset is an AR928x. Had anyone else seen this? I'll BZ if
> > necessary.
> 
> Is the kernel the only thing that changed?  Try booting an older one
> and see if the problem goes away.

As I said, I did that. The problem appears to have gone away (or at
least retreated to a manageable level).

>  If it does, then yes, bugzilla it
> immediately.  If an updated kernel breaks something as basic as
> networking, that makes it "necessary".  :-)

Looks like it's already there:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538792

poc


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