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kernel crash due to data alignment issue

Question asked by Rob. on Jul 17, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2013 by Rob.

(Posting because of server downtime)

Upon integration of rtl8192cu wlan driver, I get a crash that is caused by a data alignment issue (kernel version 3.0.8). Please provide some hints about how to solve this (generally known) sort of issue, if possible hints specific to the crash identified here.

 

4 Target : <0xffa006a0> { _trap + 0x0 }

      FAULT : <0x008843d0> { :rtl8192cu:_rtl92cu_read_eeprom_info + 0x1a8 } W[P1] = R0  (Z)

     Source : <0x008843ce> { :rtl8192cu:_rtl92cu_read_eeprom_info + 0x1a6 } P0 = [P5 + 11](Z)

5 Target : <0x008843be> { :rtl8192cu:_rtl92cu_read_eeprom_info + 0x196 }

     Source : <0x00884bc0> { :rtl8192cu:_rtl92cu_read_eeprom_info + 0x998 } JUMP.S

6 Target : <0x00884bae> { :rtl8192cu:_rtl92cu_read_eeprom_info + 0x986 }

  Source : <0x008843b2> { :rtl8192cu:_rtl92cu_read_eeprom_info + 0x18a } JUMP.S

7 Target : <0x008843ae> { :rtl8192cu:_rtl92cu_read_eeprom_info + 0x186 }

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