Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140607
laptop locks up when pcmcia card accessed
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:12:56 EST
PCMCIA ethernet card works fine with the 2.6.7 kernel provided by Knoppix.
With stock FC3 kernel, whenever a network access is attempted, the laptop locks up.
Note: Knoppix 2.6.7 kernel was installed manually; the rest of the system is
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot laptop, selecting stock FC3 kernel
2. From console execute: ping 192.168.0.1 (the dsl modem; any address will do)
Alternate step 2: Ping the laptop from another machine on the network.
System locks up
should be a valid network connection
not sure which module is actually causing the crash. Output from lsmod follows:
Module Size Used by
md5 7680 1
ipv6 241248 8
parport_pc 37568 1
lp 13096 0
parport 36936 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 20228 0
i2c_dev 11648 0
i2c_core 22016 1 i2c_dev
apm 20332 1
sunrpc 133732 1
af_packet 21000 2
ds 17284 4
ipt_REJECT 9216 1
ipt_state 5760 3
ip_conntrack 33028 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 6272 1
ip_tables 19712 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
binfmt_misc 12040 1
dm_mod 37792 0
md 44488 0
yenta_socket 20480 1
pcmcia_core 56772 2 ds,yenta_socket
uhci_hcd 31760 0
usbcore 95840 3 uhci_hcd
8139too 25728 0
mii 7936 1 8139too
crc32 8064 1 8139too
ide_cd 40324 1
ext3 109800 3
jbd 69028 1 ext3
still a problem with the latest errata kernel ?
My pcmcia card still locks up with kernel-2.6.9-1.698_FC3. Adding "noapic
acpi=off" did not resolve the problem. I've posted a table at
http://soleil.nfldinet.com/~rockdoctor/lsmod.html showing the output from lsmod
for both kernels as currently configured.
I thought I'd try a newer kernel. This is with kernel-2.6.9-1.1014_FC.
(no change in behavior, just proving the info)
/var/log/messages when card is inserted:
Dec 9 14:19:45 spinel kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:05:00.0 (0000
Dec 9 14:19:45 spinel kernel: eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0x4800,
00:c0:26:b0:d0:28, IRQ 11
Dec 9 14:19:49 spinel kernel: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex,
Dec 9 14:19:50 spinel dhclient: sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Dec 9 14:19:53 spinel dhclient: sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Dec 9 14:19:57 spinel dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to
255.255.255.255 port 67
Dec 9 14:19:57 spinel dhclient: DHCPACK from 192.168.128.1
Dec 9 14:19:59 spinel NET: /sbin/dhclient-script : updated
Dec 9 14:19:59 spinel dhclient: bound to 192.168.128.100 -- renewal
in 227470 seconds.
no messages while locked up. When I eject the card, I get:
Dec 9 14:20:44 spinel dhclient: receive_packet failed on eth0:
Network is down
Dec 9 14:20:45 spinel net.agent: remove event not handled
Dec 9 14:20:46 spinel net.agent: remove event not handled
I just compiled kernel-2.6.10-rc3 from kernel.org; with it my PCMCIA
card works fine.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.