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) (email@example.com) (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
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.