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|Summary:||Kernel oops on IRDA startup with a USB IR dongle.|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Kev 'Kyrian' Green <kyrian>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Version:||8||CC:||chris.brown, jonstanley, karsten|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-01-08 23:36:57 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Kev 'Kyrian' Green 2007-05-28 14:24:10 EDT
Description of problem: When IRDA is started pointed at a USB dongle as /dev/ttyUSB0, you get a kernel oops. ie. with /etc/sysconfig/irda set as: DEVICE=/dev/ttyUSB0 This seems to be regardless of the type of dongle that is set in the same config file, or even if the 'DONGLE=' line is commented out. If pointed at the device when it's not plugged in, you get a failed start of irda, with an error that it cannot be found. By way of comparison. I guess it's a kernel module related issue, rather than the actual irda-utils suite itself, but I could not find a suitable label for it other than those. Furthermore I have just noticed the file /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf.dist file with no accompanying 'live' version on my system, which might be related to this, so I shall try rebooting with that file activated, and add more to the bug if that makes any difference. Oh, and I'll run through Kudzu fully with the dongle plugged in to see if that reveals anything interesting as well, same applies there. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kernel-2.6.20-1.2948.fc6 irda-utils-0.9.17-2.fc6 udev-095-17.fc6 glibc-2.5-10.fc6 rpm-libs-4.4.2-33.fc6 module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre1.4.17 How reproducible: Happens every time you try. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set your /etc/sysconfig/irda to be eg. IRDA=yes #DEVICE=/dev/ttyS2 DEVICE=/dev/ttyUSB0 DONGLE=actisys+ DISCOVERY=yes 2. /etc/rc.d/init.d/irda start 3. Queue loads of kernel oopsie messages. Actual results: Loads of kernel oopsie messages. I do not know what else I should be looking for. After the kernel oopsies attempts to start up irda yield: Starting IrDA: Failed to open device /dev/ttyUSB0: Input/output error Expected results: Anything else, preferably my mobile getting connected and available via kmobiletools. Obviously I'm keen to get this resolved in case my mobile blows up etc, so any help much appreciated, and I'll provide any reasonable info you need. Additional info: See attachment of kernel oops messages. Reached this step by following the instructions below: http://www.astral.ro/~sdan/nx5000.html Although previously I had tried another method using ircomm-tty, and irattach/irdadump directly, although I'm almost certain I didn't leave any
Comment 1 Kev 'Kyrian' Green 2007-05-28 14:24:10 EDT
Created attachment 155548 [details] dmesg output after a kernel ooops as described.
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2007-06-20 17:50:46 EDT
/* Notify the tty driver that the termios have changed. */ port->tty->ldisc.set_termios(port->tty, NULL);
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-06-21 11:16:05 EDT
(In reply to comment #0) > Description of problem: > > When IRDA is started pointed at a USB dongle as /dev/ttyUSB0, you get a kernel > oops. According to Alan the driver is badly broken. If I build test kernels with his patches will you be able to test them?
Comment 4 Kev 'Kyrian' Green 2007-06-21 11:43:08 EDT
Yeah, sure. Preferably as RPM's, of course, but if not, then I'm sure I can work with a source tree etc. Incidentally, I have some workarounds which allow things to at least partially work by poking at /etc/modules.conf et al to force loading only of either the irda/ircomm or the irtty stuff, which are on my home workstation, and I'll upload here as soon as I can. Unfortunately I have had to resort to using Windows to get the data off my Samsung e800 because irxfer/obex would not work. The former because there is no way to force a send of an image from that phone as far as I could see. The latter, is unknown, as a connect test worked, but not much else. I am still open to helping out with this though as I am not looking forward to hunting for a specifically linux compatible mobile phone. ;-(
Comment 5 Jon Stanley 2008-01-07 20:53:16 EST
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state) Hello, I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelBugTriage I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer maintained. Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a few days if there is no further information lodged. Thanks for using Fedora!
Comment 6 Kev 'Kyrian' Green 2008-01-09 14:13:27 EST
Tried this with FC9... kernel-184.108.40.206-85.fc8 irda-utils-0.9.18-3.fc8 udev-116-3.fc8 glibc-2.7-2 rpm-libs-220.127.116.11-7.fc8 module-init-tools-3.4-2.fc8 However although lsmod says the relevant kernel modules are loaded IRDA would not start at all with /dev/ttyUSB0 as the device, because there is no such device node present, and hence the IR can't attach to it, so the bug can't be triggered. In most respects this is 'worse' than FC2, I guess. I have either forgotten, or (more likely as udev came in with FC3 I believe?) never knew how to coax udev into creating a useable /dev/ttyUSB0, so what do I need to do for that in order to test this actual bug? A quick bit of Googling lead me to check under /sys/ and there is no reference to a 'ttyUSB0' or any similar enough device, and my records of linux IR attempts in the past don't help either, so I am at a dead loss there. Where next then?
Comment 7 Jon Stanley 2008-01-09 14:24:52 EST
Hmm, I'm not sure what to do with this, since I lack USB irda hardware (I *might* have irda built into hardware on my HP laptop that I have at home, I dunno, but that likely isn't horribly useful here anyway). I do know that when I plug in hardware that resembles a USB serial device (specifically my wireless broadband card that appears as a modem) the /dev/ttyUSB stuff shows up automagically. Are there messages logged when you plug in the device in F8?
Comment 8 Kev 'Kyrian' Green 2008-01-09 14:46:20 EST
Here's what I get when I plug in my device in /var/log/messages and the same under dmesg for obvious reasons... Jan 9 19:02:54 enkil kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3 Jan 9 19:02:55 enkil kernel: usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice Jan 9 19:02:55 enkil kernel: IRDA-USB found at address 3, Vendor: 50f, Product: 180 Jan 9 19:02:55 enkil kernel: IrDA: Registered device irda0 Jan 9 19:02:55 enkil kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver irda-usb Jan 9 19:02:55 enkil kernel: USB IrDA support registered ... [root@enkil ~]# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices ... T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#= 3 Spd=12 MxCh= 0 D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1 P: Vendor=050f ProdID=0180 Rev= 1.10 S: Manufacturer=KC Technology, Inc. S: Product=IRExpress USB IrDA Controller C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=fe(app. ) Sub=02 Prot=00 Driver=irda-usb E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=83(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=1ms Hope that helps.
Comment 9 Christopher Brown 2008-02-03 16:55:18 EST
Judging from comments by Dave at the linuxconf talk, irda drivers (albeit broken ones) will be enabled soon. If someone wants to point me in the right direction I'd be happy to build some kernels in Koji for reporters to test against. I do have IRDA on a laptop here so can try and duplicate as well. Cheers Chris Removing FC6 tracker blocker...
Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:15:54 EST
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-01-08 23:36:57 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
Comment 12 Kev 'Kyrian' Green 2009-04-27 17:44:57 EDT
I felt strangely compelled to revisit this, so I did, and followed this HOWTO: http://www.linux.com/base/ldp/howto/Infrared-HOWTO/infrared-howto-s-irda-usb.html It seems the device in /etc/sysconfig/irda should never have been device node /dev/ttyUSB0, rather it should have been the identifier of the network device, simply "irda0". That being the case I get 'normal' functionality as far as can be expected without getting the phone I was testing with out of a dusty cupboard or wherever it is. Still, for 'fun', I tried to try and replicate this with FC10 (on the basis of 'lets try another "wrong" but reasonably safe type of device node) I tried using /dev/usbmon0, and no kernel panic. The 'EXAMPLES' section of 'man irattach' (now?) provides more useful information for anyone trying to work out which interfaces to provide to that command, so I'm going to read that any maybe actually close this bug after all this time.