[Bug 88746] Re: ehci_hcd module causes I/O errors in USB 2.0 devices

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Sat Dec 6 13:05:04 UTC 2008

zasq <saskia.mestern at hamburg.de> writes:
> Does someone know if the problem will be fixed soon?

I don't know for sure, but my strong suspicion is that no one who is
in a position to fix the problem has any intention of ever working on
it. This report has been open for a long time and nothing much has
happened. I see no reason to believe a fix will ever happen.

A non-charitable reading would be that apathy has taken hold. A
charitable one (which I think might be more accurate) is that
Canonical is resource limited and is now far beyond its capacity to
cope with bug reports, which become more numerous as the popularity of
Ubuntu grows.  I would, of course, be very pleased to be proven wrong,
but I fear I won't be.

As it stands, my Ubuntu laptop, which worked fine a few releases ago,
is suffering from multiple crippling bugs, all of which have long
standing open bug reports confirmed by multiple sources, all of which
have been ignored much like this one.

I can no longer use it terribly effectively -- USB is failing, my
wireless card will not recover from sleep without a reboot and stops
working for several seconds every couple of minutes, etc -- and I'm
soon going to to have to abandon Ubuntu in order to be able to use my
laptop again.

It is a great shame, but it appears that, as it stands, Ubuntu is
slowly falling apart, apparently because its popularity has strained
the limited support resources beyond the breaking point. Perhaps this
is a lesson in how a distribution like this can or cannot be managed
in a scalable fashion.


ehci_hcd module causes I/O errors in USB 2.0 devices
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