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Bug 81815

Summary: hang when remove flash memory pcmcia card
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Scott Otterson <scotto>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Scott Otterson 2003-01-14 05:11:17 UTC
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 22:56:52 UTC
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 15:40:24 UTC
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 ( maintains some older releases, 
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