Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99431
Kernel crash with supported pontis SP600 portable USB mp3 player.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Pontis SP600 portable MP3 (and soon also OGG player) supports Linux. The
device is handled as removable USB storage. (the stuff is already in
unusual_devs.h) This device can be connected with provided USB cable and then
mounted bu running "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/sp600/" for example. Then the
files can be seen in /mnt/sp600. However when I try to delete files, they seem
to delete correctly but actually they are still in the Compact Flash card. (can
be seen using windows drivers). The worst thing is that when I try to copy some
files in the device, the whole kernel crashes immedialtely (the machine just
hangs and nothing helps to make it live again).
This is really annoying, since the this portable player is one of the few, who
really advertice being supported by Linux (there is the logo in the box and some
documentation on their site: http://www.pontis.de/
The device does not need any "drivers" for Linux, so this is clearly not the
kernel tainting case. Please fix this problem, since my player is actually
unusable until there is working Linux support. (all my machines at work and home
are Linux systems.) If the player awailability becomes an issue, I am possibly
willing to buy another player and send it to you so you can make things work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect the device with the cable
2. mkdir /mnt/sp600
3. mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/sp600/
4. cp /home/myself/something.mp3 /mnt/sp600
Actual Results: the machine hanged completely.
Expected Results: The files should have been transferred to Compact Flash card.
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