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sparker 03-21-2008 08:42 PM

Strange boot messages on -current
 
I have just upgraded my system to -current and everything seems to be working fine. I have rebuilt the initrd and I'am running the generic-smp kernel. But, on bootup I get alot of messages such as:
Code:

sysctl table check failed: /dev/wifi0/ackrate .7.-2.22 Unknown sysctl binary path
Pid: 1900, comm: modprobe Tainted: P        2.6.24.3-smp #1
 [<c01416b5>] set_fail+0x45/0x60
 [<c0141966>] sysctl_check_table+0x296/0x5b0
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0130e38>] sysctl_head_finish+0x18/0x30
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0131160>] register_sysctl_table+0x50/0xa0
 [<f909e8e5>] ath_dynamic_sysctl_register+0x135/0x1c0 [ath_pci]
 [<f90a783e>] ath_attach+0x112e/0x1770 [ath_pci]
 [<c0153331>] request_irq+0xa1/0xc0
 [<f90ac359>] ath_pci_probe+0x1d9/0x3a0 [ath_pci]
 [<c012149b>] __wake_up_common+0x4b/0x80
 [<c021c806>] pci_device_probe+0x56/0x80
 [<c0278a38>] driver_probe_device+0x88/0x190
 [<c03b4325>] klist_next+0x55/0xb0
 [<c0278c8a>] __driver_attach+0x7a/0x80
 [<c0277e6a>] bus_for_each_dev+0x3a/0x60
 [<c02788b6>] driver_attach+0x16/0x20
 [<c0278c10>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x80
 [<c02781ea>] bus_add_driver+0x8a/0x1e0
 [<c021c9b6>] __pci_register_driver+0x56/0x90
 [<f8f02035>] init_ath_pci+0x35/0x57 [ath_pci]
 [<c014a506>] sys_init_module+0x126/0x18c0
 [<f9081000>] acpi_thermal_remove_fs+0x0/0x73 [thermal]
 [<c0130760>] proc_dointvec_minmax+0x0/0x50
 [<c0104336>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
 =======================
wifi0: failed to register sysctls!
wifi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
wifi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: H/W encryption support: WEP AES AES_CCM TKIP
wifi0: mac 7.8 phy 4.5 radio 5.6
wifi0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BE traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BK traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 8 for CAB traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 9 for beacons
sysctl table check failed: /net/ath0 .3.-2 Unknown sysctl binary path
Pid: 1900, comm: modprobe Tainted: P        2.6.24.3-smp #1
 [<c01416b5>] set_fail+0x45/0x60
 [<c0141966>] sysctl_check_table+0x296/0x5b0
 [<c0130e38>] sysctl_head_finish+0x18/0x30
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0131160>] register_sysctl_table+0x50/0xa0
 [<f8f68744>] ieee80211_sysctl_vattach+0x144/0x280 [wlan]
 [<f8f4e406>] ieee80211_crypto_vattach+0x66/0xc0 [wlan]
 [<f8f4ca8b>] ieee80211_vap_setup+0x24b/0x330 [wlan]
 [<c0357960>] ether_setup+0x0/0x80
 [<f90a31ab>] ath_vap_create+0xbb/0x630 [ath_pci]
 [<f8f61e99>] ieee80211_create_vap+0x49/0x80 [wlan]
 [<f90a79ee>] ath_attach+0x12de/0x1770 [ath_pci]
 [<c0153331>] request_irq+0xa1/0xc0
 [<f90ac359>] ath_pci_probe+0x1d9/0x3a0 [ath_pci]
 [<c012149b>] __wake_up_common+0x4b/0x80
 [<c021c806>] pci_device_probe+0x56/0x80
 [<c0278a38>] driver_probe_device+0x88/0x190
 [<c03b4325>] klist_next+0x55/0xb0
 [<c0278c8a>] __driver_attach+0x7a/0x80
 [<c0277e6a>] bus_for_each_dev+0x3a/0x60
 [<c02788b6>] driver_attach+0x16/0x20
 [<c0278c10>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x80
 [<c02781ea>] bus_add_driver+0x8a/0x1e0
 [<c021c9b6>] __pci_register_driver+0x56/0x90
 [<f8f02035>] init_ath_pci+0x35/0x57 [ath_pci]
 [<c014a506>] sys_init_module+0x126/0x18c0
 [<f9081000>] acpi_thermal_remove_fs+0x0/0x73 [thermal]
 [<c0130760>] proc_dointvec_minmax+0x0/0x50
 [<c0104336>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
 =======================
sysctl table check failed: /net/ath0/debug .3.-2.-2 Missing strategy
Pid: 1900, comm: modprobe Tainted: P        2.6.24.3-smp #1
 [<c01416b5>] set_fail+0x45/0x60
 [<c0141a81>] sysctl_check_table+0x3b1/0x5b0
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0130e38>] sysctl_head_finish+0x18/0x30
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0131160>] register_sysctl_table+0x50/0xa0
 [<f8f68744>] ieee80211_sysctl_vattach+0x144/0x280 [wlan]
 [<f8f4e406>] ieee80211_crypto_vattach+0x66/0xc0 [wlan]
 [<f8f4ca8b>] ieee80211_vap_setup+0x24b/0x330 [wlan]
 [<c0357960>] ether_setup+0x0/0x80
 [<f90a31ab>] ath_vap_create+0xbb/0x630 [ath_pci]
 [<f8f61e99>] ieee80211_create_vap+0x49/0x80 [wlan]
 [<f90a79ee>] ath_attach+0x12de/0x1770 [ath_pci]
 [<c0153331>] request_irq+0xa1/0xc0
 [<f90ac359>] ath_pci_probe+0x1d9/0x3a0 [ath_pci]
 [<c012149b>] __wake_up_common+0x4b/0x80
 [<c021c806>] pci_device_probe+0x56/0x80
 [<c0278a38>] driver_probe_device+0x88/0x190
 [<c03b4325>] klist_next+0x55/0xb0
 [<c0278c8a>] __driver_attach+0x7a/0x80
 [<c0277e6a>] bus_for_each_dev+0x3a/0x60
 [<c02788b6>] driver_attach+0x16/0x20
 [<c0278c10>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x80
 [<c02781ea>] bus_add_driver+0x8a/0x1e0
 [<c021c9b6>] __pci_register_driver+0x56/0x90
 [<f8f02035>] init_ath_pci+0x35/0x57 [ath_pci]
 [<c014a506>] sys_init_module+0x126/0x18c0
 [<f9081000>] acpi_thermal_remove_fs+0x0/0x73 [thermal]
 [<c0130760>] proc_dointvec_minmax+0x0/0x50
 [<c0104336>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
 =======================
sysctl table check failed: /net/ath0/debug .3.-2.-2 Unknown sysctl binary path
Pid: 1900, comm: modprobe Tainted: P        2.6.24.3-smp #1
 [<c01416b5>] set_fail+0x45/0x60
 [<c0141966>] sysctl_check_table+0x296/0x5b0
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0130e38>] sysctl_head_finish+0x18/0x30
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0131160>] register_sysctl_table+0x50/0xa0
 [<f8f68744>] ieee80211_sysctl_vattach+0x144/0x280 [wlan]
 [<f8f4e406>] ieee80211_crypto_vattach+0x66/0xc0 [wlan]
 [<f8f4ca8b>] ieee80211_vap_setup+0x24b/0x330 [wlan]
 [<c0357960>] ether_setup+0x0/0x80
 [<f90a31ab>] ath_vap_create+0xbb/0x630 [ath_pci]
 [<f8f61e99>] ieee80211_create_vap+0x49/0x80 [wlan]
 [<f90a79ee>] ath_attach+0x12de/0x1770 [ath_pci]
 [<c0153331>] request_irq+0xa1/0xc0
 [<f90ac359>] ath_pci_probe+0x1d9/0x3a0 [ath_pci]
 [<c012149b>] __wake_up_common+0x4b/0x80
 [<c021c806>] pci_device_probe+0x56/0x80
 [<c0278a38>] driver_probe_device+0x88/0x190
 [<c03b4325>] klist_next+0x55/0xb0
 [<c0278c8a>] __driver_attach+0x7a/0x80
 [<c0277e6a>] bus_for_each_dev+0x3a/0x60
 [<c02788b6>] driver_attach+0x16/0x20
 [<c0278c10>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x80
 [<c02781ea>] bus_add_driver+0x8a/0x1e0
 [<c021c9b6>] __pci_register_driver+0x56/0x90
 [<f8f02035>] init_ath_pci+0x35/0x57 [ath_pci]
 [<c014a506>] sys_init_module+0x126/0x18c0
 [<f9081000>] acpi_thermal_remove_fs+0x0/0x73 [thermal]
 [<c0130760>] proc_dointvec_minmax+0x0/0x50
 [<c0104336>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
 =======================
sysctl table check failed: /net/ath0/dev_type .3.-2.-2 Missing strategy
Pid: 1900, comm: modprobe Tainted: P        2.6.24.3-smp #1
 [<c01416b5>] set_fail+0x45/0x60
 [<c0141a81>] sysctl_check_table+0x3b1/0x5b0
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0130e38>] sysctl_head_finish+0x18/0x30
 [<c014197a>] sysctl_check_table+0x2aa/0x5b0
 [<c0131160>] register_sysctl_table+0x50/0xa0
 [<f8f68744>] ieee80211_sysctl_vattach+0x144/0x280 [wlan]
 [<f8f4e406>] ieee80211_crypto_vattach+0x66/0xc0 [wlan]
 [<f8f4ca8b>] ieee80211_vap_setup+0x24b/0x330 [wlan]
 [<c0357960>] ether_setup+0x0/0x80
 [<f90a31ab>] ath_vap_create+0xbb/0x630 [ath_pci]
 [<f8f61e99>] ieee80211_create_vap+0x49/0x80 [wlan]
 [<f90a79ee>] ath_attach+0x12de/0x1770 [ath_pci]
 [<c0153331>] request_irq+0xa1/0xc0
 [<f90ac359>] ath_pci_probe+0x1d9/0x3a0 [ath_pci]
 [<c012149b>] __wake_up_common+0x4b/0x80
 [<c021c806>] pci_device_probe+0x56/0x80
 [<c0278a38>] driver_probe_device+0x88/0x190
 [<c03b4325>] klist_next+0x55/0xb0
 [<c0278c8a>] __driver_attach+0x7a/0x80
 [<c0277e6a>] bus_for_each_dev+0x3a/0x60
 [<c02788b6>] driver_attach+0x16/0x20
 [<c0278c10>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x80
 [<c02781ea>] bus_add_driver+0x8a/0x1e0
 [<c021c9b6>] __pci_register_driver+0x56/0x90
 [<f8f02035>] init_ath_pci+0x35/0x57 [ath_pci]
 [<c014a506>] sys_init_module+0x126/0x18c0
 [<f9081000>] acpi_thermal_remove_fs+0x0/0x73 [thermal]
 [<c0130760>] proc_dointvec_minmax+0x0/0x50
 [<c0104336>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
 =======================

I've never seen this before. I'am however using the madwifi driver for wireless and these messages seem to relate to that. Anyway, anyone know how to get rid of this?

ledow 03-22-2008 07:16 AM

well, the madwifi drivers seem not only to be the source of the problem but are also tainting the kernel, which means that *anything* could be happening. Blacklist all modules to do with madwifi (ath_hal etc.), reboot and see if the errors persist. If everything works, you have to do something about your madwifi config, most probably you're running an outdated version not built for that particular kernel.

Bruce Hill 03-22-2008 09:01 AM

How did you build madwifi?

You can get everything to build a Slackware package for -current here. It must be built for the kernel you're running. If you change kernel versions, you must rebuild.

Also read Alien Bob's Wiki for more good information ... yes, about Madwifi and WPA, among other things.

sparker 03-22-2008 12:56 PM

Well, I did rebuild after upgrading but it was done with a simple make && make install. However, turns out it was not the latest version. I will try building it using the slackbuild and see how that goes.

[EDIT] Worked flawlessly. Thanks alot! [/EDIT]


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