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Re: Netcfg NULL pointer dereference in custom debian-eeepc d-i

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:46:18PM +0900, Glenn wrote:
> The build appears to have gone well, and I can boot and start the 
> installer. When the installer gets to configuring the network, netcfg 
> oopses the kernel with a null pointer dereference.

This is a kernel bug. netcfg don't use direct memory access.

> Modules linked in: rsrc_nonstatic pcmcia_core vga16fb vgastate 
> usb_storage thermal processor fan
> sd_mod ahci ata_piix libata scsi_mod wlan_scan_sta ath_rate_sample rtc 
> psmouse generic ide_core
> ehci_hcd uhci_hcd ath_pci wlan ath_hal(P) atl2 usbcore evdev
> CPU:       0
> EIP:        0060:[<e010aa85>]   Tainted: P     VL1


> EIP is at zz067d2f41+0x4c/0x131 [ath_hal]

Fails within the proprietary module.


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