[Bug 48392] removing pcmcia card causes crash

Hornett83 hornett83 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 9 16:04:40 UTC 2007

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop, and a sitecom 32 bit gigabit pcmcia
cardbus ethernet card (uses the r8169 driver - see

It works really well normally, but if I plug in the card then remove it,
I can no longer launch any new processes. I don't see any panic, or oops
from the kernel but something is clearly getting broken.

Reinserting the card does nothing at all as far as I know, but I cannot tell for sure since I then cannot run dmesg to check.
Certainly though, the LEDs on the device do not light back up. 

In Windows, I am able to remove and reinsert the cards as much as I like
so I don't think it's a hardware problem.

Also, this exact thing happens if I remove the CD-ROM from the bay (new
processes cannot start etc, sometimes get hardlock). Again, this works
100% in XP.

I'm running up-to-date Dapper.

Thanks for reading,

** Affects: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
     Assignee: Paul Dufresne
         Status: Incomplete

removing pcmcia card causes crash

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