Bug 428774 - HAL doesn't notice USB devices going away
HAL doesn't notice USB devices going away
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-15 00:00 EST by Daniel Berrange
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:54 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:47:37 EST
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lshal output (250.66 KB, text/plain)
2008-01-15 00:00 EST, Daniel Berrange
no flags Details
lshal output after another hibernate cycle (252.42 KB, text/plain)
2008-01-15 10:13 EST, Daniel Berrange
no flags Details

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Description Daniel Berrange 2008-01-15 00:00:30 EST
Description of problem:
I have 6 USB devices

# find /dev/bus/usb/ -type c | wc -l

HAL on the other hand thinks I have 94 usb devices

# lshal | grep /dev/bus/usb | awk '{print $3}' | sort | uniq  | wc -l

It has records of devices I've already unplugged

  info.product = 'Plantronics Headset'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/002/003'  (string)
  info.product = 'Nomad MuVo NX'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/002/002'  (string)

And many many many copies of devices built into the laptop

  info.product = 'Fingerprint Reader'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/005/010'  (string)
  info.product = 'Fingerprint Reader'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/005/009'  (string)
  info.product = 'Fingerprint Reader'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/005/008'  (string)

As a potentially relevant side-note, this laptop has been hibernated & suspended
many times without reboot. Perhaps HAL doesn't clear out missing devices
properly when it resuming ?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'lshal' and look for any USB device paths listed which no longer exist
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-15 00:00:30 EST
Created attachment 291678 [details]
lshal output
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-15 10:13:19 EST
Created attachment 291717 [details]
lshal output after another hibernate cycle

This is the output after I've done another hibernate cycle - one more cloned
USB device is added to the list
Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2008-01-15 10:56:25 EST
Does this only happen around suspend/hibernate cycles?
Comment 4 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-15 11:03:51 EST
After more testing, I can confirm it happens even on merely plugging &
unplugging a USB device while running. I plugged in a USB  wifi NIC, and it
added 5 devices - 3 USB related devices, and 2 net related devices. When I
unplugged it again, 1 of the USB related devices still remains.
Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2008-01-15 11:13:17 EST
I'll look into it...
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:47:37 EST
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