Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246713
USB unstable since F7
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:09:33 EST
Description of problem:
Since F7, my system's USB is working unstable and very strange:
* When I turn on my printer (Canon Pixma iP4000), it is detected. Anyhow when I
try to print, sometimes the printer is reported as not being available,
sometimes the print request is just consumed but not printed, some other times
everything works fine. Whe the printer does not print, I have to reboot the
system. Just disconnecting and reconnecting the printer is not sufficient.
* My scanner (Canon CanoScan LIDE20) is detected, but when I try to scan with
SANE, sometimes SANE shows no error, but seems to scan a black paper. I have to
reboot the system several times to get it working again.
* Sometimes (especially when I turn on the printer), my USB mouse crashes. Then
the mouse pointer position seems to be updated only two times a second. I have
to reboot the system to get the mouse working again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sometimes, when connecting or disconnecting an USB device. No problems occured
with USB memory sticks yet, though.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F7, use an USB mouse
2. Connect and disconnect USB peripherals (like printers, scanners)
3. Try to use those USB peripherals, watch the mouse pointer
USB is unstable.
USB works as stable as it did on FC6.
I have made a clean F7 installation, no upgrade from FC6.
Seemingly independent of the problems, my system sometimes suddenly starts to
produce a LOT of those messages in /var/log/message:
Jul 4 02:36:00 monique kernel: hub 5-8:1.0: activate --> -110
Jul 4 02:36:00 monique kernel: hub 5-8:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err = -108)
Jul 4 02:36:00 monique last message repeated 3 times
with the following message repeated about every two seconds until I reboot the
Jul 4 02:36:02 monique kernel: hub 5-8:1.0: activate --> -108
Jul 4 02:36:02 monique kernel: hub 5-8:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err = -108)
Jul 4 02:36:02 monique last message repeated 3 times
Before the mouse starts jerking, I am getting this message in /var/log/messages:
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: irq 16: nobody cared (try booting with the
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c0452a3e>] __report_bad_irq+0x36/0x75
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c0452c1c>] note_interrupt+0x19f/0x1db
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c0566ab3>] usb_hcd_irq+0x21/0x4e
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c045210e>] handle_IRQ_event+0x1a/0x3f
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c04533b1>] handle_fasteoi_irq+0x86/0xa6
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c045332b>] handle_fasteoi_irq+0x0/0xa6
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c04072bb>] do_IRQ+0xac/0xd1
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c0419c45>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x74/0x80
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c04058ff>] common_interrupt+0x23/0x28
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c0403d60>] default_idle+0x0/0x3e
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c0403d8c>] default_idle+0x2c/0x3e
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c04033d6>] cpu_idle+0xa3/0xc4
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c071bb5f>] start_kernel+0x435/0x43d
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c071b25a>] unknown_bootoption+0x0/0x202
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: =======================
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: handlers:
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: [<c0566a92>] (usb_hcd_irq+0x0/0x4e)
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique last message repeated 4 times
Jul 4 11:38:10 monique kernel: Disabling IRQ #16
Try booting with the kernel parameter "usbcore.autosuspend=0"
That will be the default in the next kernel release.
Kernel 2.6.21-1.3255 is in testing now with patches to fix this. Please test.
"usbcore.autosuspend=0" really resolved this problem. I haven't had any USB
I don't want try testing kernels on my machine though. Sorry.
Reopening this bug for F8. With kernel-126.96.36.199-49.fc8 and without
"usbcore.autosuspend" option, the bug occurs again as described in the opening
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
I still have a problem with 188.8.131.52-85.fc8 even with usbcore.autosuspend=0
That is now "usbcore.autosuspend=-1" in 2.6.22+
Changing it to -1 seems to have fixed by usb.
BTW the smolt info for my system:
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