Description of problem:
The kernel prints the message
kernel: pci_set_power_state(): 0000:02:0a.0: state=3, current state=5
every several (7--8) seconds.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% for me
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just boot the fc6 with the aforementioned kernel.
The kernel appears to operate quite ok, but wastes the kernlog with that message.
Probably that message should not be printed (at least not) so often.
Don't know if the following malfunctioning is dealt to those messages,
but it looks like it is:
gnome screen saver (or is it gnome power manager?) often fails to start
and to put screen in powersaveing mode, instead it crashes the session
(while gconfd states that that is normal session termination).
can you lspci and find out which device maps to 0000:02:0a.0 ?
do the messages only relate to that device ?
lspci -v -s 0000:02:0a.0
02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
I/O ports at d800 [size=64]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at efe20000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Have forgotten to answer the second question:
yes the messages are always the same, i.e. they do relate that device only.
The messages are only printed to kernlog when a user is logged in X session
(actually gnome session, can say nothing about kde).
Killing gnome-power-manager doesn't stop the messages.
I put a probe in pci_set_power_state() and obtained this stack dump:
pci_set_power_state(): 0000:00:0b.0: state=3, current state=5
[<f88c1089>] jpci_set_power_state+0x1a/0x25 [jprobe_powerstate]
[<f8a95816>] vortex_ioctl+0xd8/0x15d [3c59x]
does it help ?
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> We strongly encourage you to upgrade to a current Fedora release.
To my regret I cannot upgrade to a later Fedora release
as since Fedora 7 PATA disks are always treated as SCSI disks
and SCSI disks cannot contain more than 15 partitions,
while I do have more than twenty of them.
It seems I should have to switch to some other Linux distribution.
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