FS#4430 - rmmod ndiswrapper hang

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by hans (kryo) - Monday, 10 April 2006, 12:21 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 10 April 2006, 12:56 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Architecture not specified
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.1 Noodle
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I have ndiswrapper-archck-1.12-1 installed. Sometimes I lose wireless signal and have to reload the ndiswrapper module.

$rmmod ndiswrapper results in a system hang.

v1.10-3 doesn't have this problem.
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Closed by  Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Monday, 01 May 2006, 06:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Upstream issue fixed, closing
Comment by hans (kryo) - Monday, 10 April 2006, 14:32 GMT
Sorry. It would be ndiswrapper-archck-1.10-2 that is stable, not v1.10-3.
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Monday, 10 April 2006, 15:06 GMT
Sounds like an upstream issue. I get periodic hangs with 1.12 about once every 3 days. 1.13 is released, I will update tonight (if you feel up to it, compile from ABS and see if this fixes the issue).

As I've said many times before, ndiswrapper is pretty much doing something it shouldn't be doing, by wrapping the Windows driver API. I've come to expect a periodic hiccup from it - the upstream developers tend to be good about fixing these things.

Let me know if 1.13 fixes the issue.
Comment by hans (kryo) - Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 06:21 GMT
Yeah, 1.13's good. rmmoding the module doesn't hang anymore. But to be sure, I'll report back again tomorrow.
Comment by hans (kryo) - Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 10:04 GMT
Happy to report no problems whatsoever for ndiswrapper-archck-1.13. Thanks! :)