Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120499
(FIREWIRE) pcmcia card freeze
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Description of problem:
Inserting or ejecting a PCMCIA card sometimes freezes the system.
PCMCIA card is an ATEN firewire cardbus card, type PF-103. Another
card (3Com wireless LAN Prism54 never freezes the system). In
/var/log/messages I get the message:
Voltage interrogation timed out
IBM R40 2681 laptop
Fedora Core 2 test 2
kernel options: rhgb quiet acpi=on resume=/dev/hda3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert ATEN card or Eject it
2. Run cardctl insert 0 when the card is in the
Actual Results: Sometimes the system freezes on card insert
Sometimes there is a hard reboot on card eject
Expected Results: Card should work or be ignored
Upgraded to kernel 2.6.5-1.319 did not fix the problem.
THe card works on another laptop with redhat 8 installed, but only
when there is an external power source for the firewire disk,
otherwise it also hangs or reboots the laptop.
It seems therefore that the message about voltage interrogation could
be related to the problem.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closed per above message and lack of response. Note that FC2 is not even
supported by Fedora Legacy currently.