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SubjectRe: 2.6.13-mm1: PCMCIA problem
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On Friday, 2 of September 2005 10:30, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Thursday, 1 of September 2005 23:28, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thursday, 1 of September 2005 12:55, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > >
> > > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.13/2.6.13-mm1/
> > >
> > > I cannot start PCMCIA on x86-64 SuSE 9.3 on Asus L5D. Apparently, the following
> > > command:
> > >
> > > sh -c modprobe --ignore-install firmware_class; echo 30 > /sys/class/firmware/timeout
> > >
> > > loops forever with almost 100% of the time spent in the kernel.
> > >
> > > AFAICS, 2.6.13-rc6-mm2 is also affected, but the mainline kernels are not.
> >
> > OK. There are no notable firmware changes in there. While it's stuck
> > could you generate a kernel profile? I do:
> >
> > readprofile -r
> > sleep 5
> > readprofile -n -v -m /boot/System.map | sort -n +2 | tail -40

]--snip--[

One more piece of information. This is the one that loops:

echo 30 > /sys/class/firmware/timeout
and the related profile is:

16 *unknown*
ffffffff8010eb38 sysret_check 1 0.0120
ffffffff80240b40 clear_page 1 0.0175
ffffffff80356397 bad_gs 1 0.0001
ffffffff80240cc0 copy_user_generic 2 0.0067
ffffffff8010eb33 ret_from_sys_call 6 1.2000
ffffffff80221870 dummy_file_permission 7 0.4375
ffffffff80240c90 copy_from_user 9 0.1875
ffffffff8023f5e0 simple_strtol 11 0.2292
ffffffff8023f500 simple_strtoul 17 0.0759
ffffffff802ac800 class_attr_store 18 0.3750
ffffffff801bfc40 sysfs_write_file 61 0.1658
ffffffff8017ead0 sys_write 78 0.5417
ffffffff8017df70 rw_verify_area 143 1.1172
ffffffff80240dea copy_user_generic_c 144 3.7895
ffffffff8010eab0 system_call 163 1.2443
ffffffff8017f1d0 fget_light 184 0.7667
ffffffff8017e890 vfs_write 209 0.5024
0000000000000000 total 1055 0.0004
Greetings,
Rafael


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