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Bug#631289: closed by Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> (Re: Bug#631289: iwlagn: Kernel 2.6.39-2-amd64 in Debian Testing causes Lenovo X201 and T500 wifi to crash Netgear DGN3500 ADSL router/Wifi access point)


On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 19:08 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
[ . . . ]
> It doesn't matter that the old kernel version didn't trigger this.
> Any attacker could do the same.
[ . . . ]

This may be true in principle, except that in my case it won't happen
unless someone does MAC address spoofing, but surely the Linux kernel
people, the Intel WiFi driver people, the Debian people, and especially
the Netgear people should be fundamentally interested in why Debian's
2.6.38 kernel works fine and Debian's 2.6.39 kernel causes the problem
with Netgear DGN3500s.  And problem there definitely is.

It is a sad world in which the immediate reaction is "close the bug,
it's someone else's problem" even before any investigation is
undertaken.  I would have thought the whole purpose of bug reporting
would be to foster collaboration by interested parties (see above).
This will not happen around an immediately closed bug report.

A friend has suggested the problem lies in allowing 802.11n and that I
should retry using only 802.11g which I shall do to gain more data and
report back so that there is a record in case someone actually is
interested in fixing this "new feature" (as apparently it is not a
bug :-) in Debian's 2.6.39 kernel. 


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