Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155536
External USB drive produces scsi errors and won't mount
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to use a LaCie external USB HDD the drive is recognised by the kernel, but fails to initialise properly. The kernel reports a series of SCSI errors. 2.6.10 kernels will intitialise the drive and assign a device, but will then fail when trying to mount it.
Using the same drive under Knoppix and a 2.4 series kernel works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-smp-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 and 2.6.10-1.770_FC3smp
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Plug in a LaCie external USB HDD
Actual Results: Lots of errors, and a drive which wouldn't initialise or mount.
Expected Results: The drive should be recognised properly
I'll attach the relevant portions of the logs...
Created attachment 113458 [details]
Portion of /var/log/messages when attaching the drive running 2.6.10-1.770_FC3smp
Created attachment 113459 [details]
Log from a different machine running 2.6.11
Just for the record, all machines are fully up to date FC3, with:
That wild block number is a good hint. I saw it before, but cannot remember
where. I thought we stopped supporting the EFI (EPP?) partitioning, which
was one thing reading that far. Curious.
May I see /proc/bus/usb/devices? It's best to attach it.
Created attachment 115806 [details]
Contents of /proc/bus/usb/devices
I've now tried this on a new FC4 system with similar results. This file was
captured from FC4
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'.
Created attachment 116975 [details]
/var/log/messages under 2.6.12-1.372_FC3
The drive still doesn't work under the latest FC3 kernel - same kind of errors
Most of our machines have now moved to FC4 so it might be easier to change the
bug to FC4. I can do occasional tests on an FC3 machine though
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.