Debian Bug report logs - #623037
general: Usb flash drive crashes Debian

Package: linux-2.6; Maintainer for linux-2.6 is Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Atanas Atanassov <atanas61@hotmail.com>

Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 20:51:01 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: moreinfo

Done: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>

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From: Atanas Atanassov <atanas61@hotmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: general: Usb flash drive crashes Debian
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:50:01 -0700
Package: general
Severity: normal

Every time when I plug a usb drive Debian crashes. The system mount the drive
successfully and crashes when I am trying to browse the folder



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash




Added tag(s) moreinfo. Request was from Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org>
To: Atanas Atanassov <atanas61@hotmail.com>, 623037@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#623037: general: Usb flash drive crashes Debian
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 09:12:37 +0900
tags 623037 moreinfo
severity wishlist
thanks

Hi,

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 01:50:01PM -0700, Atanas Atanassov wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: normal
> 
> Every time when I plug a usb drive Debian crashes. The system mount the drive
> successfully and crashes when I am trying to browse the folder

It could be broken harddware (It is typical for flash drive.)
It could be user configuration issue.

This report is useless as presented, unless you provide us with explicit
information such as: 
 * under what live Linux CD you can use your usb drive.
 * under some older Debian you can use your usb drive.
 * what partition table and size is this
 * some kernel log found in crashed system.
 * did you upgraded system or installed it as fresh?
 * what desktop environment is used
 * non-GUI mount (after disablng desktop) result
 ....

Unless submitter can produce more useful ino, we should close this as
done. BTS is not support help line ....

Regards,

Osamu




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Message #17 received at 623037@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org>, Atanas Atanassov <atanas61@hotmail.com>
Cc: 623037@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#623037: general: Usb flash drive crashes Debian
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 01:42:15 +0100
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On Sun, 2011-04-17 at 09:12 +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> tags 623037 moreinfo
> severity wishlist
> thanks
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 01:50:01PM -0700, Atanas Atanassov wrote:
> > Package: general
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > Every time when I plug a usb drive Debian crashes. The system mount the drive
> > successfully and crashes when I am trying to browse the folder
> 
> It could be broken harddware (It is typical for flash drive.)
[...]

The kernel is supposed to be robust against faulty USB devices.  They
should not be able to cause a crash, unless the device or port has an
electrical fault (e.g. short circuit).

Given that Atanas says says the drive could be mounted, I think this is
a kernel bug.  See the section 'required information' at
<http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ch-bugs.html>.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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Bug reassigned from package 'general' to 'linux-2.6'. Request was from Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:45:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to 'important' from 'normal' Request was from Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#623037; Package linux-2.6. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 05:09:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #26 received at 623037@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>
To: 623037@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Atanas Atanassov <atanas61@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#623037: general: Usb flash drive crashes Debian
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 07:07:19 +0200
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Quoting Ben Hutchings (ben@decadent.org.uk):

> Given that Atanas says says the drive could be mounted, I think this is
> a kernel bug.  See the section 'required information' at
> <http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ch-bugs.html>.

We may need a confirmation about the crash, don't we? i.e. confirm
this is really a full crash of the entire system and not just some
component in the desktop environment.

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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#623037; Package linux-2.6. (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
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Message #31 received at 623037@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Atanas Atanassov <atanas61@hotmail.com>
Cc: 623037@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: general: Usb flash drive crashes Debian
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:32:53 -0500
Hi,

Atanas Atanassov wrote:

> Every time when I plug a usb drive Debian crashes. The system mount the drive
> successfully and crashes when I am trying to browse the folder

That's worrying; thanks for reporting it.  Please attach the output
from running

 sh /usr/share/bug/linux-image-$(uname -r)/script 3>&1
 dpkg-query -W linux-image-$(uname -r)

and attach a photograph of the crash if possible so we can read the
messages and isolate the cause.  If you get a chance to test version
3.0.0-1 from unstable, that would also be very helpful.

Hope that helps,
Jonathan




Reply sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
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Message #36 received at 623037-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Atanas Atanassov <atanas61@hotmail.com>
Cc: 623037-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: general: Usb flash drive crashes Debian
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:34:38 -0500
Hi,

Atanas Atanassov wrote:

> Thank you for looking into this. I think, I had problem with my motherboard
> after power outage. After replacing my motherboard and reinstalling Debian
> the problem goes away. 

Thanks for the update.  Closing.




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