Bug 157636 - dl2k (D-Link DGE-550T) "badness" at startup
dl2k (D-Link DGE-550T) "badness" at startup
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Barry K. Nathan
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-05-13 06:53 EDT by Barry K. Nathan
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:08 EDT (History)
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Description Barry K. Nathan 2005-05-13 06:53:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
At boot, the dl2k driver causes a "badness" stack trace to appear in the kernel logs. This *always* happens.

This has been happening since kernel-2.6.9-6.40.EL. I don't know if it happened in earlier kernels; I ran the earlier kernels with one of this system's two onboard Marvell NICs, until I discovered that RHEL 3 (which this system dual-boots) ships the sk98lin driver in kernel-unsupported, and an ancient broken version at that.

(To be honest, this system is booting a CentOS 4 userspace. However, the kernel is downloaded directly from http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/RHEL4/ so I figure I should report the bug here. If you need me to reproduce the bug with genuine RHEL 4, I'll reinstall and do that.)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system.
2. Run "dmesg".
3. Read the portion of the output that didn't scroll off the screen.

Actual Results:  [snip...]
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (7927 buckets, 63416 max) - 356 bytes per conntrack
Badness in mii_wait_link at drivers/net/dl2k.c:1500
 [<f88297ae>] mii_wait_link+0x65/0x7b [dl2k]
 [<f8828b5c>] rio_error+0x21/0x193 [dl2k]
 [<f88281fe>] rio_interrupt+0x7f/0xac [dl2k]
 [<c0107df7>] handle_IRQ_event+0x25/0x4f
 [<c0108731>] do_IRQ+0x11c/0x242
 [<c0303838>] common_interrupt+0x18/0x20
 [<f8827b11>] rio_open+0x20e/0x216 [dl2k]
 [<c02a7d2b>] dev_open+0x2d/0x6b
 [<c02a912b>] dev_change_flags+0x48/0xed
 [<c02e4d03>] devinet_ioctl+0x2b2/0x61d
 [<c02e687e>] inet_ioctl+0x79/0xa5
 [<c029f6ab>] sock_ioctl+0x2dd/0x38b
 [<c01770c5>] sys_ioctl+0x297/0x336
 [<c03036f3>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
eth0: Link up

Expected Results:  nothing out of the ordinary

Additional info:
Comment 1 Barry K. Nathan 2005-05-13 06:54:33 EDT
Oops, sorry about the bug being so wide. I keep forgetting that the new Bugzilla
doesn't automatically word-wrap the way the old one did.
Comment 2 John W. Linville 2005-05-18 15:19:40 EDT
That message is only a warning, intended for driver authors to avoid calling 
mdelay.  It was intentionally added by RH, and there doesn't seem to be any 
appetite for changing it back... 
I'm sorry it irritates you.  At least now you know that it can be (reasonably) 
safely ignored... :-) 
Comment 3 Barry K. Nathan 2005-05-19 04:49:24 EDT
Oh, ok. I had no idea how serious it really was; I guess it's less serious than
I could have possibly imagined. ;)

(If I think I can fix this without too much difficulty, I'll reopen this bug. If
I get swamped with stuff then I may not do that for a month or two, though.)
Comment 4 Barry K. Nathan 2005-05-19 05:01:56 EDT
[/me Googles and reads code...]

Never mind, I take back my "less serious than I could have possibly imagined"
comment. (I'll continue looking into this.)
Comment 5 Barry K. Nathan 2005-05-19 05:53:55 EDT
Reopening bug and reassigning to myself so that I can try to fix it (hopefully
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-02-05 14:07:56 EST
REOPENED status has been deprecated. ASSIGNED with keyword of Reopened is preferred.
Comment 7 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:08:53 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
Please See https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

If you would like Red Hat to re-consider your feature request for an active release, please re-open the request via appropriate support channels and provide additional supporting details about the importance of this issue.

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