Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#22250 new defect

Unknown cfg80211 symbols from the "compat-wireless" repository

Reported by: allaudet Owned by: developers
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: base system Version: Trunk
Keywords: mac80211, cfg80211, 8188eu, compat-wireless, kernel Cc:



I'm having problems with the symbols from the cfg80211 module provided by the "mac80211" kernel package.

I could see that this package compiles the module from the "compat-wireless" repository, and for some reason some symbols are not included there.

So, from a context like:

#> lsmod
cfg80211              248833  1 mac80211
mac80211              403255  0

I execute the command:

#> modprobe 8188eu

And the dmesg shows:

#> dmesg
[  683.768100] 8188eu: Unknown symbol cfg80211_inform_bss_width_frame (err 0)
[  683.776693] 8188eu: Unknown symbol wiphy_new (err 0)
[  683.783725] 8188eu: Unknown symbol cfg80211_del_sta (err 0)

To check the source of the problem I removed the cfg80211 and compile it by myself from the Kernel sources.

The result: All perfect and functional. So the problem seems to reside inside the "compat-wireless" sources.

The problem with this new cfg80211 driver is that you loose all the other driver packages that openwrt offers and some network configuration scripts fail and thus some nice automatized functionalities.

PD: I attached the packages I've used to compile both the driver and the mac80211 from kernel.

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Change History (2)

Changed 22 months ago by allaudet

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by allaudet

I don't know how a ticket could be modified, just say I forgot to select the version and it took the default one (Trunk).

The correct target version where this happens is Chaos Calmer 15.05.

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