[Bug 380186] [NEW] ndiswrapper (ntos_wq) tainted leading to kernel crash

Tuomas Hämäläinen tuomas.83.hamalainen at gmail.com
Mon May 25 08:35:38 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

This started happening as of yesterday. Whenever I enable my wireless
through the kill switch the system goes to its knees. Either a full
freeze or then just a partial, where the symptoms are that it works in
~5 second spans that come in pairs. During the one the system is frozen
(mouse doesn't move, sound playback stops, keyboard isn't listened,
etc.), during the other system works as normal. The partial freezes can
be stopped by operating the kill switch again and disabling wireless,
but after a few of them in row, a full freeze always comes, where the
numlock, capslock & scrollock light keep flashing and have to kill the
power before the situation ends.

1) lsb_release -rd
Description:    Ubuntu 9.04
Release:        9.04

2) ndiswrapper -v
utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '1.9'
module details:
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/ubuntu/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko
version:        1.53
vermagic:       2.6.28-11-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 586

P.S. Similar symptoms as in bug 379286, but since it's a different
package, I figured it should have its own bug report.

** Affects: ndiswrapper (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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