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Re: [Bug 1360783] Re: 14e4:4315 [Dell Studio 1558] Broadcom wifi crash in bcmwl-kernel-source cfg80211


On 06/12/14 07:54, Christopher M. Penalver wrote:
> Brian Burch, without an offending router to test against to identify the
> root cause (which may not be a driver version issue as evident by it
> working with your five different routers) releasing an updated driver
> would be premature at this point.

That was definitely not my intention...

I have NO evidence whatsoever that the new driver would fix my problem, 
i.e. kernel crashes in certain unidentified kinds of wifi hotspots.

However, I have good evidence that the new driver installs and runs OK 
on the 14.04 LTS 3.13.0-40-lowlatency kernel.

My suggestion is that it would be good from many aspects (especially 
support) to accelerate testing so the new driver could be added to the 
14.04 repository without making anything worse. The advantage would be 
to have the same driver on several releases to shake out any remaining bugs.

If my bug happened to be fixed as a side-effect, that would be nice. 
However, the main issue would be the standardisation of the latest 
driver across current ubuntu releases.



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  14e4:4315 [Dell Studio 1558] Broadcom wifi crash in bcmwl-kernel-
  source cfg80211

Status in bcmwl package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  1) lsb_release -rd
  Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
  Release: 14.04

  2) apt-cache policy bcmwl-kernel-source
    Version table:
   *** 0
          500 http://ubuntu.mirror.serversaustralia.com.au/ubuntu/ trusty/restricted i386 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  uname -a
  Linux bacchus 3.13.0-37-lowlatency #64-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Mon Sep 22 22:00:49 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

  3) What is expected to happen with my Dell Studio 1558 is that when
  using wifi hotspots away from home, it works without problem.

  4) What happens instead is that the the system never makes a connection, and there is a crash in syslog:

  The system is resuming after suspend. However, I have seen similar
  crashes after simply powering on, and in more than one hot spot.

  04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
   Region 0: Memory at f0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: wl

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