First I am curious if anyone has had their file system become corrupted after using the rt61pci driver that is included in the 22.214.171.124 kernel?
The info I was using the rt61pci driver and it associated, and grabbed an ip address from a wireless access point that was using WEP. It could go that far. I could use it, but when ever I used port 80 on the wireless it would lock up the computer. No log was captured from this since the crash resulted in a dead lock. Now the last time I used the wireless I was downloading a file from the Gentoo servers when it crashed. This time the crash corrupted the file system resulting in Gentoo needing to be re-installed.
What I want to know Will the latest GIT code in the driver not crash the computer and corrupt the file system?
As can be guessed I am a little frustrated at this happening.
The damage is worse than I thought the worst was. There are two hard drives in the computer and every file system that was mounted at the time of the crash has been corrupted.
That means that the file systems on both hard drives are corrupted. This would mean that there is something bad happening in the rt61pci driver regarding memory corruption.
Well why do you suspect rt61pci?
The 2.6.24-gentoo-r4 kernel I use crashes at times as well, but those were unrelated to rt61pci (since it happens when the module wasn't loaded).
Second, a crash that causes 2 harddrives to become corrupt sounds more like a problem in the Filesystem, do you have a journalling filesystem? If so they should have easily be able to recover from a crash. (Unless you were using XFS)
Well it is my first assumption as things were working well before on the 2.6.22 kernel with out file corruption. Once the system is re-installed I'll be changing one thing and that is it won't be using the rt61pci driver on the 2.6.24-gentoo-r4 kernel. I'm using this kernel on several different computers and not experiencing any problems with lockups at all and I try to keep the kernel configurations very similar. Sometimes a variation can occur, but I like to use one kernel config for all the computers.