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Bug 2410 - Ejecting PCMCIA network card hangs PCMCIA driver
Summary: Ejecting PCMCIA network card hangs PCMCIA driver
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-29 08:11 UTC by Ed Swierk
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Description Ed Swierk 1999-04-29 08:11:38 UTC
Ejecting a PCMCIA network card, either physically or via
"cardctl eject", causes the PCMCIA driver to hang.  Further
insert/eject events are ignored.

As a workaround, adding the following lines to
/etc/pcmcia/network somehow avoids the problem:

  exec 1>/dev/console
  exec 2>/dev/console

(Actually, I didn't discover this workaround--someone on the
Linux PCMCIA discussion list did.  For more info, see

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 19:47:59 UTC
This appears to be machine-specific.  Can you let us know which
pcmcia driver chip you have on your laptop, and which pcmcia network
card you have?

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