Bug 81815 - hang when remove flash memory pcmcia card
hang when remove flash memory pcmcia card
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-01-14 00:11 EST by Scott Otterson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:24 EDT
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Description Scott Otterson 2003-01-14 00:11:17 EST
Description of problem:
When I remove a flash memory card from my laptop's pcmcia slot, Linux hangs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel = 2.4.18-19.8.0

How reproducible:
frequently but not always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert flashcard, mount and do some stuff, like ls and cp
2.remove flashcard (I haven't noticed a pattern of crashing or not if I unmount
it first).
3. everything freezes.   keyboard is inactive, mouse doesn't work...
Comment 1 James McDermott 2003-02-07 17:56:52 EST
Dont know if this helps, but I have this same problem on my laptop. However, an
easy workaround is to do a "cardctl ident" which tells me which slot the flash
card is in, then "cardctl eject <slotnum>". Of course if you dont have anything
in your other slot just a plain "cardctl eject" works fine. This prevents my
freeze ups and I switch out my card fairly regularly.
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:24 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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