Bug 122444 - System locks when ZIP discette mounted
System locks when ZIP discette mounted
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-05-04 12:16 EDT by victor lorenz
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-08 12:27:05 EST
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Description victor lorenz 2004-05-04 12:16:04 EDT
Description of problem:
System freezes when zip discette mounted

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

kernel 2.6.5-1.332 & 349 (was ok with 1.327)
How reproducible:
Always (either in Gnome or KDE)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert discette
2.mount volume
Actual results:
system freezes

Expected results:

access to discette
Additional info:
Comment 1 victor lorenz 2004-05-04 13:41:12 EDT
Internal ATAPI  250 Zip Drive
Comment 2 victor lorenz 2004-05-06 10:31:18 EDT
Works with version 1.351 (sort of). OK with GNome; mounts and ejects
r&W. However with KDE mounts but can't unmount; msg.  "device busy"
Comment 3 Yao Zhang 2004-07-27 16:02:40 EDT
Same problem with kernel 2.6.7-1.494.  Insert a zip disk, 'mount
/mnt/zip' will lock the whole system up.  Have to do hardware reset.
If the zip disk is in the drive while rebooting, the system locks up
and can not finish booting.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2004-12-08 01:29:04 EST
better with 2.6.9 update ?
Comment 5 victor lorenz 2004-12-08 09:04:26 EST
Yes, Everything OK with 2.6.9.
Comment 6 Yao Zhang 2004-12-09 18:36:37 EST
It still locks up on my system.

The /var/log/message contains following lines about my internal
ide zip 100 drive:

Dec  9 17:34:21 water kernel:     ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd800-0xd807, BIOS
settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
Dec  9 17:34:21 water kernel:     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd808-0xd80f, BIOS
settings: hdc:pio, hdd:DMA

Dec  9 17:34:21 water kernel: hdd: IOMEGA ZIP 100 ATAPI, ATAPI FLOPPY

Dec  9 17:34:21 water kernel: hdd: No disk in drive
Dec  9 17:34:21 water kernel: hdd: 98304kB, 96/64/32 CHS, 4096 kBps,
512 sector size, 2941 rpm

Dec  9 17:34:21 water kernel: hdd: No disk in drive

First, only /dev/hdd showing up after booting.  No entry under

After insert a zip drive,
    mount /dev/hdd /mnt
locks up the whole system.  Have to press the reset button to reboot
the system.

Also tried to create other partitions by
    MAKEDEV hdd
    mount /dev/hdd4 /mnt
it still locks up.

And if I leave a zip disk in the drive while rebooting the machine,
it just hangs.

I cannot find any thing in /var/log/message while locks up happens.
Comment 7 victor lorenz 2004-12-09 19:15:50 EST
  fstab shows /dev/hdb4 /media/zip250 vfat etc. Note use of 'media'
rather than 'mnt' with kernel 2.6.9. Had to set file system type to
"vfat" in order to read disks under Win 98.  Have to have zip disk in
drive at boot. Subsequently can umnount and change disks.  KDE
(Konquerer) at times problematic when attempting umount; "device busy"
msg. Gnome (My Computer -Nautilus?) never a problem.  HTH

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