Bug 89287 - USB memory stick doesn't work
Summary: USB memory stick doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-04-22 08:39 UTC by Łukasz Sznuk
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-27 21:18:57 UTC

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Description Łukasz Sznuk 2003-04-22 08:39:25 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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).

Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2003-06-03 20:15:58 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Łukasz Sznuk 2003-06-27 21:18:57 UTC
After installing 2.4.20-18 everything seems to be fine.

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