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SubjectRe: pl2303 - pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
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On Tue, 2 Dec 2008 14:18:21 +0100 Marc Haber <mh+linux-kernel@zugschlus.de> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> the following applies to a "vanilla" 2.6.27.7 kernel built and running
> on a Debian unstable system.
>
> To obtain out-of-band access to a number of switches and routers, I
> have a seven-port USB hub to which seven identical USB-to-serial
> adaptors using the PL2303 chip and driver are connected. All seven
> work when only one of them is used at a time.
>
> Cereal is an application which keeps a process (GNU screen) attached
> to the tty at all times to be able to log what happens on the serial
> port. When I start cereal on all seven ports, I start getting
> "pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28" errors in
> my syslog:
>
> Dec 2 14:07:36 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB2: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:37 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB5: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:38 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB6: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:41 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB2: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:43 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB5: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:43 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB6: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:47 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB2: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:48 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB5: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
> Dec 2 14:07:49 alemana kernel: pl2303 ttyUSB6: pl2303_open - failed submitting interrupt urb, error -28
>
> The corresponding ports are not useable in that case.
>
> When one googles for this error message, one finds a thread from 2006
> with Greg KH commenting. In my case, the error doesn't hose the USB
> subsystem, I can unplug the adapters and plug them in again one and a
> time without a problem, and I can even use the ports that don't throw
> this error message.
>
> As in the 2006 thread, unloading the EHCI driver (ehci_hcd) solves the
> issue, but is of course not an attractive option as soon as one wants
> to use even a USB stick on the same machine.
>
> If it helps, I can give out root access to the box in question to
> anybody who is willing to help and debug. Unfortunately, I cannot
> provide any expertise here, I do not even know what an interrupt urb is.
>
> Any hints will be appreciated.
>
> Greetings
> Marc



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