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Old 04-22-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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16K stack size in 2.6..xx

I am trying to get wireless working on my laptop which uses the broadcom 4318 chipset.
While compiling ndiswrapper, I saw a message saying that 4k stack sizes may cause problems. Sure enough, I had problems when trying to load the ndiswrapper module.
The closest I have found to a solution on google was a patch for FC5 from Linuxant.
How do I compile a 2.6.xx kernel with the correct stack size?
Old 04-22-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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Only Red Hat supplied kernels (and sources) have the 4k stack and the problematic 4G/4G patch applied.

What problems are you having???
Old 04-24-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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I was trying to use the wrong driver. I have the correct driver now and wireless is working flawlessly.
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You get the 4K warning with Slackware kernels because the 4K configuration is blank and ndiswrapper interprets the absence of a setting as a potential problem. As Lenard pointed out, Fedora is really the only distro that suffers from the 4K stack problem.


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