** Tags added: verification-needed-trusty

** No longer affects: bcmwl (Ubuntu Trusty)

** Also affects: bcmwl (Ubuntu Trusty)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: bcmwl (Ubuntu Trusty)
       Status: New => Fix Committed

** Changed in: bcmwl (Ubuntu Trusty)
   Importance: Undecided => High

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Title:
  14e4:4365 bcmwl-kernel source: fix for null pointer crash

Status in bcmwl package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in bcmwl source package in Precise:
  Won't Fix
Status in bcmwl source package in Trusty:
  Fix Committed
Status in bcmwl source package in Vivid:
  Won't Fix
Status in bcmwl source package in Wily:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  [Impact]

   * bcmwl does not compile on new kernels (or HWE kernels)
   * bcmwl suffers from null reference bug 

  [Test Case]

   * public PPA provided to community and feedback
   * based on patch available to other distros
   * comment #42

  [Regression Potential]

   * for changes on kernel support it may not compile (tested with 3.2, 3.13, 
3.18 and 4.2)
   * for the null reference change -> proved to fix problem for community based 
on feedback

  [Other Info]

  Original bug description:

  The bcmwl package as of now misses one patch for a bug that occurs
  with BCM43142 and possibly other broadcom chipsets that will look like
  random disconnects, poor wifi signal and kernel warnings, See also
  #1379524.

  Adding the patch is a fairly simple process:

  * put the patch file in /usr/src/bcmwl-6.30.223.248+bdcom/patches
  * add the following line to  /usr/src/bcmwl-6.30.223.248+bdcom/dkms.conf
  PATCH[7]="0014-null-pointer-crash.patch"
  * run: /usr/lib/dkms/common.postinst bcmwl 6.30.223.248+bdcom 
/usr/share/bcmwl x86_64 $(uname -r)

  This has fixed the issue for me. Edit: I just wanted to add that I did
  not write the patch; I merely downloaded it from a paste that was
  linked from the respective AUR package.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu1 [modified: 
usr/src/bcmwl-6.30.223.248+bdcom/dkms.conf]
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-29.39-generic 3.16.7-ckt2
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-29-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.1
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: LXDE
  Date: Thu Jan 29 13:15:17 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-01-26 (3 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
  SourcePackage: bcmwl
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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