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Bug 88050 - Devlabel locks machine hard.
Summary: Devlabel locks machine hard.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-04 21:43 UTC by Pete Toscano
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:45 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Stack trace (deleted)
2003-04-05 00:50 UTC, Pete Toscano
no flags Details

Description Pete Toscano 2003-04-04 21:43:47 UTC
Description of problem:
I was trying to use devlabel to make a link for my Sony Clie.  I used "devlabel
-s /dev/pilot -d /dev/ttyUSB0".  Locked the machine hard.

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

How reproducible:
devlabel -s /dev/pilot -d /dev/ttyUSB0

Steps to Reproduce:
1. devlabel -s /dev/pilot -d /dev/ttyUSB0
Actual results:
Machine's locked hard.  Stack trace printed to console.

Expected results:
I don't know.  Never got devlabel working.

Additional info:
SMP machine.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-04-04 21:47:17 UTC
Please post said stack trace.

Comment 2 Pete Toscano 2003-04-05 00:50:26 UTC
Created attachment 90918 [details]
Stack trace

Attached is the stack trace.  (Is there any easier way to get the trace beyond
connecting a serial console and redirecting kern.* to /dev/ttyS0?)

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2003-04-05 13:26:40 UTC
thanks for the trace.
question: do you have a usb-storage device in use?
If so, I've fixed a bug in that last week which mostly matches with your backtrace

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2003-04-05 17:42:12 UTC
never mind; from looking at the USB serial code it looks like it has the same bug ;(

Comment 6 Greg Kroah-Hartman 2003-04-07 15:53:08 UTC
Yes, it's a usb-serial bug.  I'll look into fixing this.

However, devlabel isn't for usb-serial devices, it will not work with them.
devlabel is only for usb-storage devices.

Comment 7 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:45 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, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at:

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