Kernel 2.6.10 and later issues with USB

Matt Patterson matt at
Mon Sep 12 22:26:31 UTC 2005

Basically you are at the elimination game. Pull everything from the 
system (hardware) and run a non smp kernel, see if you can reproduce, 
then reintroduce hardware till the problem comes back. You might end up 
stuck just buying a $10 usb 2.0 card until the next kernel rev comes out 
and fixes your particular weirdness.


R Kimber wrote:

>On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 16:01:24 -0400
>Matt Patterson <matt at> wrote:
>>Perhaps you are experiencing the inotify bug. This is a freeze in the 
>>kernel when it gets notified of a newly inserted device. I believe
>>the kernel boot option was "noinotify". I thought that was my problem
>>for a while, but pinned it squarely on the pci vid card in the end.
>Actually, Googling suggests that this was fixed in 2.6.10
>- Richard

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