Bug 171235 - [ath] ath loses connection, system freezes on netif restart
Summary: [ath] ath loses connection, system freezes on netif restart
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: wireless (show other bugs)
Version: 10.0-CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-wireless (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-01 16:50 UTC by Marko Cupac
Modified: 2018-05-28 19:49 UTC (History)
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Description Marko Cupac 2012-09-01 16:50:06 UTC
Problem first started on 9.0-RELEASE, i upgraded first to 9-STABLE, then to 10.0-CURRENT but the problem remains.

On a daily basis, my wireless NIC AR9285 looses connection. I use it on two APs, home and work, both of which are configured with WPA2-PSK. Issuing /etc/rc.d/netif restart sometimes restarts computer. Issuing ifconfig wlan0 destroy sometimes hangs computer. I suspect this could be related to vboxnet.ko kernel module, as problems seem to be more frequent when having virtual machine with bridged ethernet on.

How-To-Repeat: Wait for the lost connection.
Issue /etc/rc.d/netif restart or
Issue ifconfig wlan0 destroy
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2012-09-01 19:25:37 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-wireless

Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-28 19:49:21 UTC
batch change:

For bugs that match the following
-  Status Is In progress 
- Untouched since 2018-01-01.
- Affects Base System OR Documentation


Reset to open status.

I did a quick pass but if you are getting this email it might be worthwhile to double check to see if this bug ought to be closed.