[aur-general] [broadcom-wl] kernel panic

Vitor Eiji Justus Sakaguti vitoreiji0 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 23:44:50 EDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:52 AM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:45:04AM -0200, Vitor Eiji Justus Sakaguti wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Just a heads up to all users of broadcom-wl: a lot of people (myself
>> included) have been reporting kernel panics at boot time after upgrade
>> to current version, so if you're planing to upgrade, be sure to have a
>> live cd around to chroot into your system.
>> There are still no known workarounds other than blacklisting the wl
>> module (thus disabling wireless board) or removing the package.
>> [1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19514
>> Good luck!
>> Vitor
> Or just blacklist the module from the kernel cmdline via
> "modprobe.blacklist=wl".

Kind of what I said (less verbosely).

> It appears to be a race condition that's
> triggered when its loaded by udev during bootstrap. Loading it
> afterwards (either from rc.local or manually) doesn't trigger the panic.

It does for me.

> No need to freak out.

My point exactly.


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