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Bug 155290 - Boot hangs on pcmcia ethernet card
Summary: Boot hangs on pcmcia ethernet card
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-18 19:53 UTC by Warren Sturm
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: FC4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-08-18 17:52:58 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
sysreport from affected laptop booted to 2.6.10-1.770 (deleted)
2005-04-28 04:21 UTC, Warren Sturm
no flags Details
debug log file from the boot of 2.6.10 and 2.6.11 kernels (deleted)
2005-05-18 05:26 UTC, Warren Sturm
no flags Details
3c589_cs.diff (deleted)
2005-06-13 16:11 UTC, John W. Linville
no flags Details | Diff

Description Warren Sturm 2005-04-18 19:53:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
The boot process hangs when the pcmcia card tries to activate.  There are about 30 errors of the type when the card is popped out:

eth0: command 0x5800 did not complete

The card is a combo ethernet/modem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Make sure pcmcia card (3C562D/3C563D in this case) is loaded
2.  boot system

Actual Results:  system stops after starting sshd.  popping out the card will allow the boot process to continue.  Putting it back in and the system no longer responds

Expected Results:  Should have a working ethernet interface.  This setup does work with kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3.

Additional info:


Comment 1 John W. Linville 2005-04-27 15:32:18 UTC
Please attach the results of running "sysreport" on the box in question.  
Please run sysreport w/ the card in place, running the older kernel if 
necessary.  Thanks! 

Comment 2 Warren Sturm 2005-04-28 04:22:05 UTC
Created attachment 113757 [details]
sysreport from affected laptop booted to 2.6.10-1.770

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2005-05-13 14:38:21 UTC
Is it possible for you to try some other PCMCIA/CardBus network cards on this 
box?  If so, do the other cards work?  Or is this possibly a more general 
PCMCIA problem?  FWIW, I don't think there have been any changes to the 
network driver in question. 

Comment 4 Warren Sturm 2005-05-18 05:26:57 UTC
Created attachment 114495 [details]
debug log file from the boot of 2.6.10 and 2.6.11 kernels

Comment 5 Warren Sturm 2005-05-18 05:28:30 UTC
Got a slightly different result on a different laptop that has an integrated
ethernet controller.  The 2.6.10-1.770 version works ok, the 2.6.11-1.14 does
not.  I will include the debug file from the boots.  I will try to dig up a
wireless card, the only one I have is the Cisco Aironet (Atheros based) that
needs the madwifi driver.

Comment 6 Warren Sturm 2005-05-25 01:53:37 UTC
The same thing applies to 2.6.11-1.27

Comment 7 John W. Linville 2005-06-13 16:08:58 UTC
FWIW, there are relatively few changes to the driver between  
kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 and kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3.  Those changes that are 
there are mostly just maintenance/janitor stuff accounting for changes in 
other kernel components.  I'll attach a diff below... 

Comment 8 John W. Linville 2005-06-13 16:11:36 UTC
Created attachment 115357 [details]

Comment 9 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 18:23:23 UTC
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

Comment 10 Warren Sturm 2005-07-20 04:25:34 UTC
It is still there with the FC3 new kernel.  It does not seem to be a problem
with FC4 and a pcmcia wireless card (cisco aironet atheros based).  The wireless
card is a problem on the fc3 system.

Comment 11 John W. Linville 2005-08-18 17:52:58 UTC
Sounds like things are working in FC4... 

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