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Old 12-26-2008, 03:31 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#444734: linux-image-2.6.21-2-686: pcd module brings system to its knees

On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 12:04:13AM +0800, clayton wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.21-2-686
> Version: 2.6.21-6
> Severity: normal
>
>
> I have an old HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus 7200e CD parallel
> interface CD burner that some years back used to work just fine with
> Debian. I just dusted it off, and the drivers fail badly.
>
> When I manually load the "pcd" driver, I hear the drive spinning, then
> an "events" process quickly grabs 99+% of CPU and the whole system
> becomes so sluggish that I barely retain sufficient control to type halt
> in a terminal. The halt process was so slow that I finally had to power
> down.
>
> Unplugging the external drive has no effect, suggesting that something
> in the driver is spinning.

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

If so, can you rule out that the hardware is broken?

Cheers,
Moritz



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Old 12-27-2008, 07:08 AM
Clayton
 
Default Bug#444734: linux-image-2.6.21-2-686: pcd module brings system to its knees

On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 17:31:29 +0100
Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 12:04:13AM +0800, clayton wrote:
> > Package: linux-image-2.6.21-2-686
> > Version: 2.6.21-6
> > Severity: normal
> >
> >
> > I have an old HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus 7200e CD parallel
> > interface CD burner that some years back used to work just fine
> > with Debian. I just dusted it off, and the drivers fail badly.
> >
> > When I manually load the "pcd" driver, I hear the drive spinning,
> > then an "events" process quickly grabs 99+% of CPU and the whole
> > system becomes so sluggish that I barely retain sufficient control
> > to type halt in a terminal. The halt process was so slow that I
> > finally had to power down.
> >
> > Unplugging the external drive has no effect, suggesting that
> > something in the driver is spinning.
>
> Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?
>
> If so, can you rule out that the hardware is broken?

Afraid not, a few months back during my last move I relocated the drive
in question from the shelf to the recycler. It just did not seem
worth the effort of moving.....

Clayton



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