Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144756
usbdevfs not mounted on boot with kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:51:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
With the new errata kernel kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2, FC2 shows a failure
on booting whilst trying to mount the usbdevfs filesystem. The
relevant lines in rc.sysinit are:
if [ $usb = 1 -a ! -f /proc/bus/usb/devices ]; then
action $"Mounting USB filesystem: " mount -t usbdevfs usbdevfs
In 2.6.10, the file system type usbdevfs appears to have been renamed
What effect does this have?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update kernel
It doesn't seem to have a terribly serious effect; I can still mount
flash drives but lsusb is busted.
Created attachment 109611 [details]
Error log generated when inserting USB memory device
On FC3, I haven't noticed usbdevfs error message after upgrade to 2.6.10 kernel
(I could have skipped it, should recheck). However, my USB memory key stopped
working with new kernel. When inserting device into my laptop, I get attached
error messages in /var/log/messages file. After removing and reinserting the
device, nothing happens (no messages, nothing). As if entire USB subsystem was
disabled (haven't attempted to insert different type of device).
Is this related to usbdevfs problem?
Forgot to mention. USB memory key I have used to work perfectly fine
with older kernels, and it still works perfectly fine when inserted
into Windows machine. So I guess it isn't hardware problem.
It should be easy enough to see if the lack of /proc/bus/usb causes
problems; just mount it:
mount -t usbfs usbfs /proc/bus/usb
and perhaps restart hal.
Fixed in 7.55.2-1.