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    SubjectMultiple USB DVB devices cause hard lockups
       I'm trying to get a pair of Twinhan Alpha II DVB-USB devices
    working on the same machine. With a single device plugged in, I can
    quite easily receive and stream data.

    With both devices connected to the machine, both are recognised.
    However, use of either device causes some form of stack backtrace (I
    can't see the top of it to verify what kind) from the kernel, and a
    hard lock-up. Magic SysRQ is non-functional after the lock-up. Failure
    cases that I've seen are:

    - Streaming from device 0 is OK for a few seconds, and then the
    system locks hard.

    - Streaming from device 0 is OK. Streaming from device 1 before
    device 0 crashes locks the device 1 process in D state, and then
    locks the system hard a few seconds later.

    I've observed this behaviour on both 2.6.12.2 and 2.6.14. No logs
    were left from the crashes, and only incomplete information on screen,
    so I presume that I'll need to get a serial console set up to capture
    output. A log of the devices being identified on boot-up is attached
    below, for what it's worth (probably not much).

    Hugo.

    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:0c.2: EHCI Host Controller
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:0c.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:0c.2: irq 12, io mem 0xd4000000
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:0c.2: park 0
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:0c.2: USB 2.0 initialized, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: 5 ports detected
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II)' in warm state.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II)).
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: MAC address: 08:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: DVB: registering frontend 0 (Twinhan VP7045/46 USB DVB-T)...
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 400 msecs.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II) successfully initialized and connected.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II)' in warm state.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II)).
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: MAC address: 08:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: DVB: registering frontend 1 (Twinhan VP7045/46 USB DVB-T)...
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 400 msecs.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: dvb-usb: Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II) successfully initialized and connected.
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: usbcore: registered new driver dvb_usb_vp7045
    Nov 9 11:49:48 src@vlad kernel: ohci_hcd: 2005 April 22 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)

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