Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89287
USB memory stick doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
After plugging in the USB memory stick, it doesn't work at all. I also cannot
read the contents of /proc/bus/usb/devices for some time (few seconds), and
later it doesn't show the memory stick. Some error messages, which are
reproduced below, are displayed or stored in a log file.
Kernel modules loaded include usb-storage and sd_mod. Attempt to remove sd_mod
results in a segmentation fault.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on the machine, wait for it to boot.
2. Plug in memory stick.
3. Watch the results.
Actual Results: Error messages, problems with /proc/bus/usb/...
Expected Results: Memory stick ready to be mounted as /dev/sda1.
Some of error messages:
Apr 21 23:44:58 dhcp03 kernel: usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 2, frame# 117
Apr 21 23:44:59 dhcp03 kernel: usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
Apr 21 23:45:25 dhcp03 kernel: scsi: device set offline - not ready or command
Apr 21 23:46:08 dhcp03 kernel: resize_dma_pool: unknown device type -1
Machine I use is an old, 440LX chipset-based Pentium II, which uses usb-uhci driver.
Memory stick works OK with Redhat 7.3, and with Redhat 9 using a 2.4.18-3 kernel
(from RH 7.3).
Please try the 2.4.20-18 errata. Apparently, upstread destroyed usb-uhci.
If that fails, we'd need a step-by-step resolution, but I hope not.
After installing 2.4.20-18 everything seems to be fine.