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Old 05-25-2010, 02:15 AM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#582972: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: Inserting rtl819xU USB wireless device twice caused kernel error

On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 10:59 +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-13
> Severity: normal
>
>
>
> -- Package-specific info:
> ** Version:
> Linux version 2.6.32-5-amd64 (Debian 2.6.32-12) (ben@decadent.org.uk) (gcc version 4.3.4 (Debian 4.3.4-10) ) #1 SMP Mon May 3 10:42:25 UTC 2010
>
> I inserted the USB wireless device, found it to not allow "ifconfig up",
> removed it, inserted it again, and got a kernel error.
[...]

Not surprising... the driver is doing stupid things in procfs.
Stay away from this hardware.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 11:45 AM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#582972: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: Inserting rtl819xU USB wireless device twice caused kernel error

On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 03:15 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 10:59 +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> > Package: linux-2.6
> > Version: 2.6.32-13
> > Severity: normal
> >
> >
> >
> > -- Package-specific info:
> > ** Version:
> > Linux version 2.6.32-5-amd64 (Debian 2.6.32-12) (ben@decadent.org.uk) (gcc version 4.3.4 (Debian 4.3.4-10) ) #1 SMP Mon May 3 10:42:25 UTC 2010
> >
> > I inserted the USB wireless device, found it to not allow "ifconfig up",
> > removed it, inserted it again, and got a kernel error.
> [...]
>
> Not surprising... the driver is doing stupid things in procfs.
> Stay away from this hardware.

I've attached a couple of patches which should fix this. Please could
you test them?

There are instructions for building a patched kernel based on the Debian
kernel package at
<http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ch-common-tasks.html#s-common-official>.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
 

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