Bug 736668 - Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
Summary: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 15
Hardware: i386
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-09-08 11:49 UTC by bugfinder
Modified: 2011-10-20 17:19 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-10-20 17:19:51 UTC

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2011-09-08 11:50 UTC, bugfinder
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Description bugfinder 2011-09-08 11:49:38 UTC
I bought a new USB hard disk yesterday and I was copying my files from my DVD archive. I copied around 200 GB when suddenly I found out the disk was no longer readable. The disk was also making some beeping sounds.

Sorry, I don't know if this is related to the kernel but there was another bug (#191644) filed few years ago which was filed against the kernel was closed without any solution. I was using when this happened.

A dmesg output is attached.

I panicked and shutdown the system immediately. I then turned the system on again a little later and booted into the latest kernel ( and I started using the drive again without any issues.

So, what really happened? Was this a bug with the kernel or some other problem with the OS? If so, has it been fixed already? Or is this a faulty drive (The drive was purchased less than 24 hours ago)

Comment 1 bugfinder 2011-09-08 11:50:46 UTC
Created attachment 522099 [details]
dmesg output

Comment 2 Josh Boyer 2011-10-20 15:34:13 UTC
Are you still having issues with this drive?  I don't see anything that immediately suggests it is a kernel issue.  It seems that the drive was offlined and I/O to it stopped.

If you're still seeing things like this happen, you might try adding usbcore.autosuspend=-1 to your kernel command line and see if that helps.

Comment 3 bugfinder 2011-10-20 16:21:46 UTC
I saw that error just once. I had that error twice on another drive. Why did the drive get offlined like that? I thought it had something to do with the kernel. I guess I was wrong then.

I'll post again if I ever see that happening again. I'll try usbcore.autosuspend=-1 like you suggested.

Comment 4 Josh Boyer 2011-10-20 17:19:51 UTC
OK.  For now, we'll close this bug out.  If you see it again, please reopen.

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