Bug 152126 - inserting Compact Flash card fails with error
inserting Compact Flash card fails with error
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pcmcia-cs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michal Agata
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Reported: 2005-03-24 22:08 EST by Richard Keech
Modified: 2013-07-03 09:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 12:04:06 EDT
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Description Richard Keech 2005-03-24 22:08:21 EST
Description of problem:

On inserting a Compact Flash memory card, the card services facility fails to
mount the file system on the card.  

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

fully up-to-date RHEL4 AS system; in particular

How reproducible:

on one system, it occurs on every every attempt.  this has not been
attempted on any other system.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  CF card, 32MB, unpartitioned with VFAT file system.
2.  card inserted into PC Card adapter.
3.  insert PC Card adapter into IBM T41P laptop's upper PC card slot
Actual results:

from /var/log/messages coinciding with the inserting of CF card
localhost cardmgr[1993]: socket 0: ATA/IDE Fixed DiskMar 25 13:58:37 localhost
kernel: hde: CF Card 32MB, CFA DISK drive
Mar 25 13:58:37 localhost kernel: ide2 at 0x100-0x107,0x10e on irq 3
Mar 25 13:58:37 localhost kernel: hde: max request size: 128KiB
Mar 25 13:58:37 localhost kernel: hde: 62976 sectors (32 MB) w/1KiB Cache,
Mar 25 13:58:37 localhost kernel:  hde:
Mar 25 13:58:37 localhost kernel: ide-cs: hde: Vcc = 3.3, Vpp = 0.0
Mar 25 13:58:37 localhost cardmgr[1993]: executing: './ide start hde 2>&1'
Mar 25 13:58:37 localhost cardmgr[1993]: + ./ide: line 34: /sbin/ide_info: No
such file or directory
Expected results:

Additional info:

I notice that /etc/pcmcia/ide, at line 34, tries to call a non-existant utility 

On the same system, using a 340MB microdrive in the same PC Card adapter in 
the same slot succeeds in mounting (albeit with separate issue logged in 
separate bug).
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2005-03-28 14:19:58 EST
Has this particular card worked on previous RHEL releases?
Comment 2 Richard Keech 2005-03-28 16:12:27 EST
This particular card has not been used by me with previous RHEL releases.
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2005-04-24 09:14:38 EDT
This is a packaging/config not a kernel bug. 
Comment 4 Dan Williams 2005-06-17 21:22:46 EDT
See Bug 120486 which is this exact issue against FC3...  This I think the
consensus there is that HAL should be doing the work that /etc/pcmcia/ide used
to do here, and that the stuff that calls ide_info should just be removed.
Comment 5 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:04:06 EDT
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