I'm running a netgear 511 ethernet card on a 440CDT Toshiba laptop with a
2.6.15 kernel set to 16K stacks and 1.37 ndiswrapper.
The system does sometimes do an unrecoverable hang, without any information
I've been able to find, it just locks up.
However, while loading the module notes a problem :
ndiswrapper version 1.37 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=yes)
ndiswrapper: driver netfa511 (NETGEAR,07/7/2002, 1.00) loaded
ndiswrapper (NdisMAllocateMapRegisters:907): Windows driver netfa511 requesting
too many (1200) map registers
ndiswrapper: using IRQ 11
wlan0: ethernet device 00:14:6c:30:bf:62 using serialized NDIS driver: netfa511, version: 0x10000, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'NETGEAR FA511 CardBus Notebook
Adapter NDIS5 Driver', 1317:1985.5.conf
I've tried disabling the warning in the code, but then it does not work at
Perhaps this problem is unrelated to the hang, but I'm hoping there's a
I'm willing to recompile kernel modules and do the legwork myself - but, can
anyone give me some hints as to what might cause a hang, and what it means
for the windows driver to request too many map registers ? I could just
force it to allocate within the allowed range, but don't know what the
consequences would be.
I have been thinking of installing a hang-resistant (or at least giving a
dump) kernel, but have not gone this far yet.