Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129507
System crashes when re-inserting CompactFlash card
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
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Description of problem:
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Hardware Environment: DELL 5150 Inspiron Laptop
Software Environment: Kernel 2.6.7
Inserting CompactFlash Card into PCMCIA, removing it, and re-inserting
result in a complete kernelcrash (process: pccardd)
Basicly it always works fine when inserting the for the first time,
computer booted. But, when removing and re-inserting it (or a different
CompactFlash card) it results in a kernel crash.
I've no different computer with a PCMCIA slot, but I tested it with
Fedora kernel, and with my own build 2.6.7 kernel (directly from
with and without SMP). In both situations the PCCARDD process gives
first a NULL
pointer error, when removing/insterting the CompactFlash card after this
message, the computer will crash immediately, without giving any
The screen freezes. Only a cold reboot gives the computer its live back.
Also Hyperthreading gives when running the Fedora Kernel an error, but
turning of the HT feature in the BIOS, the result is the same.
I also compiled a kernel without the HT / SMP features. This also
results in the
same kernel crash.
Some points of interest could be:
* when starting the computer the cardmgr already has problems, but I
if it leads to this fatal error
* I've no floppy drive. When running the Fedora kernel during
CompactFlash card, you'll also see modprobe giving a "FATAL: Error
floppy" (floppy.ko). (see logging below)
The attachment shows information about;
* Computer type/linux version
* logging information (what happens when inserting/removing)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All 2.6 kernel (2.4 not tested)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert CompactFlash card (into PCMCIA slot)
2. Remove it
3. Insert it again
note: I tried different types of cf cards.
Actual Results: System crash
Expected Results: Fine working machine
Created attachment 102539 [details]
Logfile information and hardware info
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.