Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191260
Usb stick does not work when connected at boot (irq 19: nobody cared)
Last modified: 2008-05-03 02:09:49 EDT
Created attachment 128838 [details]
dmesg when bug occured and usb stick was connected at boot
Description of problem:
If an usb stick is connected at boot it cannot be used/mounted, even if
re-inserted. There is no problem if the usb stick isn't connected at boot and is
inserted after. Also there is no problem with an USB mouse being connected at boot.
This problems happens 50% of the time.
It seems to be a irq problem, since Dmesg reports following:
hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
irq 19: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)
[<c01398a7>] __report_bad_irq+0x2b/0x69 [<c0139a68>] note_interrupt+0x183/0x1af
[<c01393c2>] handle_IRQ_event+0x23/0x4c [<c0139485>] __do_IRQ+0x9a/0xcd
[<c0104c2e>] do_IRQ+0x5c/0x77 =======================
[<c0114ae0>] arch_setup_additional_pages+0xe1/0x139 [<c017826b>]
[<c0142a26>] page_address+0x7a/0x81 [<c0142e86>] kunmap_high+0x73/0x90
[<c015b891>] copy_strings+0x1b4/0x1be [<c0177444>] load_elf_binary+0x0/0x1543
[<c015b93a>] search_binary_handler+0x81/0x1ea [<c015d2bd>]
[<c01017ad>] sys_execve+0x2b/0x69 [<c0102be9>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Disabling IRQ #19
These lines, starting from "irq 19: nobody cared" are not present when there is
no problem with the USB device. If the problem occurs, the dmesg goes on to
report problems with accepting the usb devices:
usb 5-5: device not accepting address 4, error -110
usb 5-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with an usb stick connected
the usb stick does not work (50% of the time)
the usb stick does work
Created attachment 128839 [details]
dmesg when NO bug occured (and an usb stick was connected at boot)
So the issue is that when uchi_hcd probes its root hub, it manages to set off
an interrupt in the companion EHCI, which is not initialized yet at this time
(does not have a driver loaded). Perhaps BIOS has EHCI partially initialized
but not under its control, so at the moment of handoff we do not disable it.
Since we have a default handoff now, it may be feasible to try disabling
at the time. But it's difficult to cook something without having the
Would any additional information about the hardware be helpful?
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
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Tested with kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 in FC5.
The bug is still present.
So please re-open the bug or should I do it myself?
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Now tested with kernel-188.8.131.52-85.fc8.
Bug is not present any more, closing.