linux-aptosid-2.6 (2.6.38-22) unstable; urgency=low
* set ABI to 3.slh.5.
* import 184.108.40.206-rc1.
* default to nohwcrypt for ath9k, to circumvent serious performance
regression in 2.6.38 (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31452).
-- Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:55:20 +0200
01:09.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
The default to nohwcrypt fixes the performance issue, but sadly leads to complete freezes, with Print+REISUB as the only way out.
I found similar reports on the net (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/arch-29/ath9k-driver-unstable-in-kernel-2-6-38-a-874747/) but no solution yet.
My workaround is compiling and installing the ath9k module from linuxwireless.org (the 2011-03-31 version, because the newer ones won't compile).
Anybody else here have this issue?
Greetings from Berlin,