mac80211_hwsim devices do not have a "driver" attribute

Bug #1166250 reported by Martin Pitt
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Bug Description

NetworkManager does not get along with interfaces created by mac80211_hwsim:

NetworkManager[24027]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/mac80211_hwsim/hwsim0/net/wlan1: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...

It calls udev_device_get_driver() on the net device (wlan0) (and failing that, on its parent), but that fails because hwsim doesn't
have a driver attribute. My real intel wifi does:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Apr 3 06:19 /sys/class/net/wlan0/device/driver -> ../../../../bus/pci/drivers/iwlwifi

But /sys/class/net/wlan1/device/ only has the default "uevent" and subsystem link.

I figured out the reason, and sent a patch to the wireless maintainer Johannes Berg, who applied it in his tree:

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Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote : Missing required logs.

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

Thanks for sending your patch upstream, so it gets included in the mainline kernel. Do you intend to also submit your patch to the Ubuntu kernel team mailing list for inclusion in Raring or other stable releases? If not, it can be cherry-picked from mainline when it lands there.

tags: added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream kernel-da-key raring
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Triaged
tags: added: bot-stop-nagging
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Joseph, Andy suggested to also send it to kernel-team@, so I did that now (it needs moderation). It's not a blocker if it doesn't land in raring, as we could apply a workaround in NM. But if it's easy to fit in and doesn't break freeze rules, I of course wouldn't mind getting it into raring.

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I just got Leann's "Applied" email. Thanks!

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.8.0-18.28

linux (3.8.0-18.28) raring; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * (debian) fix internal linkage for separated header packages
    - LP: #1165259

  [ Gavin Guo ]

  * SAUCE: Bluetooth: Add support for Broadcom 413c:8143
    - LP: #1166113

  [ John Johansen ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) apparmor: Fix quieting of audit messages for network
    - LP: #1163259

  [ Kamal Mostafa ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) drm/i915: quirk no PCH_PWM_ENABLE for Dell XPS13
    - LP: #1162026, #1163720

  [ Leann Ogasawara ]

  * [Config] Disable CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_FIFO
    - LP: #339752

  [ Martin Pitt ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) mac80211_hwsim: Register and bind to driver
    - LP: #1166250

  [ Paolo Pisati ]

  * [Config] RTC_DRV_PL031=y

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * (debian) Abort build on unresolved symbols
    - LP: #1166197

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * [Config] Add libceph to inclusion list
  * [Config] Drop all inclusion list modules with unsatisfied dependencies
  * SAUCE: (no-up) Remove emi62 files duplicated in linux-firmware
  * SAUCE: (no-up) Remove emi26 files duplicated in linux-firmware
  * SAUCE: (no-up) Remove whiteheat files duplicated in linux-firmware
  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1168040

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * TTY: do not update atime/mtime on read/write
    - LP: #1097680
    - CVE-2013-0160
  * KVM: x86: Convert MSR_KVM_SYSTEM_TIME to use gfn_to_hva_cache functions
    - LP: #1158258
    - CVE-2013-1797
  * KVM: Fix bounds checking in ioapic indirect register reads
    - LP: #1158262
    - CVE-2013-1798
  * drm/i915: HDMI/DP - ELD info refresh support for Haswell
    - LP: #1011438
  * ALSA - HDA: New PCI ID for Haswell ULT
    - LP: #1011438
  * ALSA: hda - Support rereading widgets under the function group
    - LP: #1011438
  * ALSA: hda - Add fixup for Haswell to enable all pin and convertor
    - LP: #1011438
  * libata: fix DMA to stack in reading devslp_timing parameters
    - LP: #1031173
  * dmaengine: dw_dmac: remove CLK dependency
    - LP: #1031163
  * dmaengine: dw_dmac: Enhance device tree support
    - LP: #1031163
  * dmaengine: dw_dmac: amend description and indentation
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: change dev_printk() to corresponding macros
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: don't call platform_get_drvdata twice
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: change dev_crit to dev_WARN in dwc_handle_error
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: introduce to_dw_desc() macro
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: absence of pdata isn't critical when autocfg is set
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: check for mapping errors
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: remove redundant check
    - LP: #1031163
  * dw_dmac: update tx_node_active in dwc_do_single_block
    - LP: #1031163
  * dma: dw_dmac: add dwc_chan_pause and dwc_chan_resume
    - LP: #1031163
  * dmaengine: introduce is_slave_direction function
    - LP: #1031163
  * dmaengine: add possibility for cyclic transfers
    - LP: #1031163
  * dma: dw_dmac: check direction properly in dw_dma_cyclic_prep
    - LP: #1031163
  * dma: ep93xx_dma: reuse is_slave_direction helpe...


Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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