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Date:	Tue, 01 Jan 2013 10:17:50 -0500
From:	Woody Suwalski <>
To:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
CC:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	USB list <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: INVALID Linux 3.8-rc1 - another regression on USB :-(

Woody Suwalski wrote:
> Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 02:35:49PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>> Woody,
>>>   Any chance you can bisect this? It's not going to be hugely pleasant
>>> (with 11k+ commits in between 3.7 and 3.8-rc1 you'll have to compile
>>> and test at least 14 kernels), but it would help enormously. Of
>>> course, maybe some USB person can guess what would cause the device to
>>> go offline..
>>> Added Greg and the linux-usb mailing list to the participants list:
>>> the images are in the original email on lkml, but there isn't anything
>>> particularly interesting there, it really just seems to be an
>>> unexpected and spurious USB disconnect, resulting in "USB disconnect,
>>> device number 2" followed by "Rejecting I/O to offline device".
>> I don't see any images on lkml, sorry.
>> The kernel log for when the disconnect happened would be great to get.
>> The kernel can't cause a device to disconnect, that's an electrical
>> thing usually, is this perchance a flaky device/connection?  Or has it
>> always worked on older kernels?
>> What host controller is being used here (xhci, ehci, etc.?)
>> thanks,
>> greg k-h
> I backtrack - it is not directly a USB problem.
> If I boot the image into a single mode, and then verify reading the 
> squashfs as a compressed file or the files in the mounted uncompressed 
> image - there are no errors on read.
> Yet if i let it boot into X - it does not - gets bogged with disk 
> access errors.
> And then there is no access to a USB key anymore.
> Will need to investigate further..
> Sorry for the alarm, Greg...
Problem must be caused by third-party patches - tests with 
vanilla+overlayfs show that all works as expected.

Happy New Year 2013
redfaced Woody

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