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[Bug 1451789] Re: bcmwl causes system freeze


Thanks for your feedback, Ralph - much appreciated!

I've found a solution for this bug. When research recent changes to the
WL module source code, I came across a Fedora patch for kernel versions
3.18 and later (https://gist.github.com/hobarrera/ac0e6225210ac5bb13f6
After incorporating this patch in the DKMS hierarchy for the affected
kernels (see above), the module builds and works OK.

I attach the corresponding patch file - please incorporate this fix in
the bcmwl package asap (and don't forget to adjust dkms.conf accordingly

** Patch added: "Patch for kernel versions 3.18 and later"

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  bcmwl causes system freeze

Status in bcmwl package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I'll file a bugzilla port on kernel.org with the kernel logs and post
  the reference here asap.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
  Package: bcmwl-kernel-source [modified: usr/src/bcmwl-]
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-15.15-generic 3.19.3
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue May  5 13:18:34 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-26 (373 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140416.2)
  SourcePackage: bcmwl
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-04-24 (10 days ago)

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