One user in #madwifi reported problems related to hostapd 0.3.9 and
FreeBSDs Atheros driver (using HAL 0.9.16.x):
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<lsf> heh, running HAL .9.16 with hostapd, then do any ifconfig changes
and the ath driver will go berserk and never recover untill you power down
the unit and restart :x
<otaku42> lsf: hmm... could you file a ticket for this issue, please?
<lsf> otaku42: it's in freebsd, i havent tested madwifi with the new HAL,
but i expect it to do the same.
<lsf> you can easily test it.
<otaku42> lsf: ah, i see... can you give an example for reproducing the
<lsf> config the driver and start hostapd. then down the driver and change
some setings (like turn on/off something)
<lsf> turn on turbo
<otaku42> lsf: does it matter what setting/s is/are changed?
<lsf> nope not from what i have seen.
<lsf> down the interface i mean
<otaku42> lsf: ok, thanks. will send it to -devel and ask if someone can
spend a bit on testing this under linux with madwifi.
<lsf> also setting a bunch of ifconfig settings at the same time makes it
<otaku42> lsf: what's the exact version of the hal you're using now?
<lsf> it seems it's sensitive to what order it is given the settings as well.
<otaku42> lsf: which version of hostapd?
<lsf> .39 i think
<lsf> but the issue is in the driver.
<otaku42> lsf: current version is 0.3.9
<lsf> 0.3.9 yes
<otaku42> lsf: ok, thanks for the report.
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The reporter also applied the following patches to his driver:
I don't know what these patches do, didn't look at them by now.
Could someone try if these problems are also valid for madwifi-ng under
Linux? If so, we should file a ticket for it.