[11125.005426] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Wrong Mac address

Bug #1163401 reported by Cristian Aravena Romero on 2013-04-02
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
bcmwl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: linux-image-3.8.0-16-generic 3.8.0-16.26
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-16.26-generic 3.8.5
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-16-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: caravena 2090 F.... pulseaudio
Date: Tue Apr 2 12:49:10 2013
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=935761c6-0879-49ed-b5a5-c5218c97b843
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-02-06 (54 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha amd64 (20121126)
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:0896 Logitech, Inc. OrbiCam
 Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:2101 Broadcom Corp. BCM2045 Bluetooth
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: Acer, inc. Ferrari 1000
MarkForUpload: True
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
ProcFB: 0 radeondrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-16-generic root=UUID=d1524094-f99b-4050-8e1b-40b1526ca8f7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
 linux-restricted-modules-3.8.0-16-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.8.0-16-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.104
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 09/11/07
dmi.bios.vendor: Acer
dmi.bios.version: v1.3204
dmi.board.name: Ferrari6
dmi.board.vendor: Acer, Inc.
dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer, Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAcer:bvrv1.3204:bd09/11/07:svnAcer,inc.:pnFerrari1000:pvrNotApplicable:rvnAcer,Inc.:rnFerrari6:rvrNotApplicable:cvnAcer,Inc.:ct1:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: Ferrari 1000
dmi.product.version: Not Applicable
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer, inc.

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest v3.9 kernel[0] (Not a kernel in the daily directory) and install both the linux-image and linux-image-extra .deb packages.

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.
Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.

[0] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-rc5-raring/

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

DKMS for the broadcom driver fails with the latest raring kernel as shown by :

DKMS make.log for bcmwl- for kernel 3.9.0-030900rc8-generic (x86_64)
Mon May 20 10:16:04 PDT 2013
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900rc8-generic'
CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
Using CFG80211 API
  LD /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
  CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
  CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
  CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
  CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ warning: (near initialization for ‘wl_cfg80211_ops.set_tx_power’) [enabled by default]
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ warning: (near initialization for ‘wl_cfg80211_ops.get_tx_power’) [enabled by default]
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ In function ‘wl_update_bss_info’:
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ warning: passing argument 1 of ‘cfg80211_put_bss’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
In file included from /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
include/net/cfg80211.h:3302:6: note: expected ‘struct wiphy *’ but argument is of type ‘struct cfg80211_bss *’
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: too few arguments to function ‘cfg80211_put_bss’
In file included from /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
include/net/cfg80211.h:3302:6: note: declared here
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900rc8-generic'

linux-man (caldas-lopes) wrote :

Upgrading to Saucy bcmwl-kernel-source ( seems to solve the problem.

Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Kernel 3.8.0-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 16 15:17:59 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

linux-man (caldas-lopes) wrote :

... but other problems arise:

[ 1834.417754] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 1834.417788] WARNING: at /build/buildd/linux-3.8.0/net/wireless/sme.c:642 cfg80211_roamed+0x7b/0x80 [cfg80211]()
[ 1834.417790] Hardware name: R540/R580/R780/SA41/E452/E852
[ 1834.417791] Modules linked in: nvram(F) pci_stub vboxpci(OF) vboxnetadp(OF) vboxnetflt(OF) vboxdrv(OF) parport_pc(F) ppdev(F) rfcomm bnep binfmt_misc(F) vesafb(F) uvcvideo videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops videobuf2_core joydev(F) videodev snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel lib80211_crypt_tkip snd_hda_codec btusb snd_hwdep(F) fglrx(POF) wl(POF) bluetooth snd_pcm(F) snd_page_alloc(F) snd_seq_midi(F) snd_seq_midi_event(F) kvm_intel snd_rawmidi(F) snd_seq(F) kvm lib80211 snd_seq_device(F) cfg80211 psmouse(F) coretemp snd_timer(F) serio_raw(F) snd(F) mac_hid intel_ips lpc_ich microcode(F) samsung_laptop soundcore(F) lp(F) video(F) parport(F) sky2 ahci(F) libahci(F)
[ 1834.417822] Pid: 760, comm: wl_event_handle Tainted: PF O 3.8.0-22-generic #33-Ubuntu
[ 1834.417824] Call Trace:
[ 1834.417832] [<c104a492>] warn_slowpath_common+0x72/0xa0
[ 1834.417844] [<f8df54eb>] ? cfg80211_roamed+0x7b/0x80 [cfg80211]
[ 1834.417855] [<f8df54eb>] ? cfg80211_roamed+0x7b/0x80 [cfg80211]
[ 1834.417858] [<c104a4e2>] warn_slowpath_null+0x22/0x30
[ 1834.417869] [<f8df54eb>] cfg80211_roamed+0x7b/0x80 [cfg80211]
[ 1834.417902] [<f94204fa>] wl_bss_connect_done.isra.20+0x10a/0x1b0 [wl]
[ 1834.417927] [<f9420d26>] wl_notify_connect_status+0x2b6/0x3e0 [wl]
[ 1834.417952] [<f9420a70>] ? wl_notify_scan_status+0x310/0x310 [wl]
[ 1834.417976] [<f94205ea>] wl_event_handler+0x4a/0x1c0 [wl]
[ 1834.418001] [<f94205a0>] ? wl_bss_connect_done.isra.20+0x1b0/0x1b0 [wl]
[ 1834.418005] [<c106b544>] kthread+0x94/0xa0
[ 1834.418008] [<c1070000>] ? __hrtimer_start_range_ns+0x380/0x460
[ 1834.418012] [<c1619a77>] ret_from_kernel_thread+0x1b/0x28
[ 1834.418014] [<c106b4b0>] ? kthread_create_on_node+0xc0/0xc0
[ 1834.418015] ---[ end trace 541541d4e808b324 ]---
[ 1843.374923] ------------[ cut here ]------------

Adam Porter (alphapapa) on 2013-06-09
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Adam Porter (alphapapa) wrote :

Bug is in driver package not the kernel.

affects: linux (Ubuntu) → bcmwl (Ubuntu)
Adam Porter (alphapapa) wrote :

Maybe a duplicate of bug 1097519.

Hassan El Jacifi (waver) wrote :

I have the same error:

Wireless card: Asus PCE-AC68

04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43a0] (rev 03)

[ 483.655202] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Wrong Mac address
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