The bus_dmamem_alloc message is harmless in your case. Due to
limitations in the freebsd allocator, sometimes requesting a 16k aligned
block of dma memory fails. As a temporary work around the wpi driver
reattempts the allocation. If it truely does fail you'll not get a wpi0
device showing up, which clearly you did :).
Context: HP laptop DV6000, centrino duo, FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4
When loading if_wpi I get the following line saying that "bus_dmamem_alloc
failed to align memory properly"
wpi0: <Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG> mem 0xd8000000-0xd8000fff irq 16 at
device 0.0 on pci2
bus_dmamem_alloc failed to align memory properly.
last message repeated 30 times
wpi0: Ethernet address: 00:19:d2:99:e3:cb
wpi0: 11a rates: 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wpi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
wpi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps
36Mbps 48Mbps 54
Therefore I'm unable to make wpi0 work at all.
Could you please tell me what should I do?
These warning messages will go away when I sync the next lot of updates
to the driver which aren't quite ready yet.
Can you describe a little more what you mean by wpi doesn't work?
wpi driver maintainer
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