Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 411241
USB drive doesn't work
Last modified: 2008-01-14 20:49:42 EST
Description of problem:
This broke sometime since RHEL 4U1, or possibly
due to a change of mainboard to Tyan S2866.
Upon inserting USB connection 'dmesg' shows
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using address 2
usb 1-1: control timeout on ep0in
usb 1-1: device not accepting address 2, error -71
And drive fails to insert. Googled the above and
found that running
first fixes the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Forget about the strange 'rmmod' workaround, the USB disk
drivers do not work anymore. Tried copying a bunch of big files
to the disk. Data write rate per 'iostat' was a paltry 1MB/sec
until 1.5GB of data had been copied. Then it screeched to a
dead stop. 'iostat' said that 0 kb/s were being transferred at
9 tps. This went on for 30 minutes. A 'sync' command just
hung. Had to unplug the USB cable to get it out of the bizarre
This definitely used to work!
Gave up on RHEL and plugged the drive into a Windows 2003 R2-SP2
X64 server. Formatted the drive as NTFS and the copy is now
humming along nicely at 16.5MB/sec.
RHEL is a commercial grade OS? Not in my book. This is an
amateur regression if ever there was one. Also just finished
wrestling with 'st' tape driver regressions, bug 410231 and
bug 411131. Might be time to try out SLES. I know a couple
of companies that have made the switch.
Looks like solution was found, closing.
Not a Red Hat solution however.