Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 366681
Connecting Sansa mp3 player makes system very slow
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:05:35 EST
Description of problem:
When I connect Sansa E280 in mass storage mode to Fedora box, it becomes very
slow. It takes nautilus about 10 minutes to open window and display content of
device. Rest of the system also becomes very slow. I see no unusual messages in
system log, but top shows relatively high activity of ksoftirq and usb-storage
between 5 and 10% of CPU usage for each. After about 10 minutes, system becomes
sane again, and after that operations with device don't take too many CPU.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Same happens with latest F7 kernels (including latest 2.6.22 kernel). I didn't
connect Sansa to this box for quite some time, so I can't spot last update that
broke it, but it worked before. Other USB mass-storage devices - disk-on-key and
different mp3 player do not exhibit such behavior.
Could you capture a usbmon trace, please? There's a sort of a howto in:
I don't have usbmon kernel module. Is there a separate package for it or I have
to rebuild a kernel with it enabled?
Created attachment 257421 [details]
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. Thanks for adding the USB log however in future please just attach as type
text/plain as developers will be able to review the logs faster.
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.
Created attachment 293843 [details]
unbzipped usb log
The problem still exists with latest F7 and F8 kernels (220.127.116.11-64.fc7 and
18.104.22.168-107.fc8). It is more severe (takes more time to return to normal) with
Actually I noticed it too... if it's the same root cause, but the
symptom is the same. Connecting my iPod causes a similar slow-down.
The usbmon log looks about the same (e.g. nothing out of ordinary).
I think that an application (not necesserily Nautilus) pre-reads
contents of certain removables now, dunno to what end... But I cannot
figure out what kernel did to trigger it. Certainly Nautilus wasn't
updated in a while in F7? That is, unless they pulled the newest
one in response to a security fix.
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