AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour
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AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour

by AsH83 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:10 pm

So after a long battle I was able to get the wifi to work on my A6 board [Please check the other wifi threads in this section].

Now after I leave the board runnig for 45 minutes to 1 hour, the wifi driver starts to cause issues and ifconfig does not work anymore. the bellow log will show that the wifi was working and I did get an IP address but after some time I started to get an error about "hung_task" and then ifconfig did not respond.


I can replicate this 100% of the time.

root@beaglebone:~# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 50:56:63:C6:F2:66
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:394 (394.0 B) TX bytes:394 (394.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:9E:95:9B:87:50
inet addr:10.4.11.119 Bcast:10.4.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::29e:95ff:fe9b:8750/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2149 errors:0 dropped:83 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:75 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:407318 (397.7 KiB) TX bytes:13260 (12.9 KiB)

root@beaglebone:~# [ 240.143829] INFO: task kworker/0:1:20 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 240.150848] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 360.153839] INFO: task kworker/0:1:20 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 360.160858] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 480.163848] INFO: task kworker/0:1:20 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 480.170837] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 480.179107] INFO: task wpa_supplicant:193 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 480.186492] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 600.193847] INFO: task kworker/0:1:20 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 600.200866] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 600.209106] INFO: task wpa_supplicant:193 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 600.216491] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 720.223846] INFO: task kworker/0:1:20 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 720.230834] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 720.239105] INFO: task wpa_supplicant:193 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 720.246490] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 840.253845] INFO: task kworker/0:1:20 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 840.260833] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[ 840.269104] INFO: task wpa_supplicant:193 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 840.276489] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
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Re: AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour

by adafruit on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:41 am

we're looking into what changed so that the wifi is not stable with the latest rev
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Re: AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour

by AsH83 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:30 pm

Thanks for the reply. which Distro was this 100% tested with?
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Re: AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour

by adafruit on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:16 pm

the A5 distro worked pretty good, but its probably a minor software thingy! We'll fix it as soon as we can, see also the other threads here where people are finding ways to get it working
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Re: AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour

by AsH83 on Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:40 am

any update on the A6 issue with the wifi dongle. all the fix i saw online failed after sometime..they just gave me an extra hour or so before I started to get back the memory issue.
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Re: AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour

by AsH83 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:01 pm

Bump
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Re: AdaFruit wifi stops working after 1 hour

by adafruit on Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:44 am

We don't know what the issue is - it sounds like a kernel module - you might be better off asking the Bone group at google groups as the kernel developers hang out there.
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