Re: Hi all, a strange full lock in SMP-kernel 2.4.6 and 2.4.5

From: Pete Toscano (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 22:53:24 EST

I think I've seen this same problem, at least with regards to USB
printing. Yesterday, I traced the problem down to a patch to usb-uhci.c
in the transition from 2.4.3 to 2.4.4. The problem persists today. A
work around for this problem is to use the alternate UHCI driver

What motherboard and chipset are you using. I use the Tyan Tiger 133
motherboard with the VIA Apollo Pro 133a chipset. Someone else who I
heard from uses another VIA-based chipset (I think, he never replied to
my question). Maybe this is a VIA-related problem, like the APIC
problem is. (Do you use "noapic" when you boot? He and I both have SMP
systems too....)

I posted something on the linux-usb list yesterday about this problem
and with all the info I was able to track down, but I have yet to see
any response. I've taken this as far as I can by myself. I don't know
enough about kernel programming or about USB to check the code in
usb-uhci.c, but I'm more than happy to help by providing information
and/or testing potential patches/fixes.


On Sat, 07 Jul 2001, linuxx wrote:

> Well Full lock in 2.4.5 and .6 when in a SMP intel p III 500mhz when i try to print any file in a epson 760 usb and parport
> printer.
> I put in antecedents . With 2.4.3 and before the printer via usb or partport print ok . In 2.4.5-6 when i try to send
> anything to /dev/usb/lp0 like cat a.txt > /dev/usb/lp0 the system fail or if i do in lpr same . I have no problem if i use parport whit the sames kernels .I have all right configured. With the same computer in other distribution .Same kernel = same lock .Of course the LPRng and gcc are
> all compiled in this machine and work right for months , both stables versions.I put the only trace y can get for the lock.
> I hope help something for any other thing i not subscribed to kernel list so i like to know any answer you can give. THANKS
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010:[<d084acd1>]
> EFLAGS: 00000086
> eax: cd747600 ebx: cd1d42a0 ecx: 00000001 edx: cd747600
> esi: cd1d41fc edi: 00000000 ebp: 00000004 esp: cd077f34
> ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss:0018
> Process cat (pid: 378, stackpage=cd077000)
> Stack: 0000017a 00000000 00000005 00000000 00000206 cd1d41a0 cd8f0000 00000000
> 00000004 d0837aac cd1d41fc d084e411 cd1d41fc 00000000 cdec8c60 ffffffea
> 00000000 00000004 c013a1c6 cdec8c60 0804c860 00000004 cdec8c80 00000025
> Call Trace: [<013a1c6>] [<c0106ea7>]
> Code: 80 7b 24 00 f3 90 7e f8 e9 e0 d0 ff ff 80 bf 80 00 00 00 00
> console shuts up ...
> <unfinished ...>
> +++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
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