[PC-BSD Testing] USB Hard Drive Issues

Mike Bybee mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Mon Mar 29 08:33:39 PDT 2010


On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 3:55 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>  On 03/29/2010 14:51, Mike Bybee wrote:
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> I have a similar FreeAgent USB drive that I can't use at all with PC-BSD
> due to behaviors like above. I get an added prize, however, in the form of
> the machine rebooting itself if I try to copy anything to or from the drive.
> Dmesg produces no errors beyond the USB notification.
>
> Under Win 7 on the same machine, the drive operates fine.
>
> --
> Thanks,
> Mike Bybee
>
>
> Most of the drives not being detected issues sound like HAL bugs, but I'm
> not sure how much effort should go into fixing it, since HAL is now
> depreciated and will be replaced by DeviceKit here soon:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeviceKit
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> Mike,
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> Your specific issue with a system reboot when copying sounds like a bug in
> the USB stack though. I would report that via FreeBSDs PR system, or
> directly on the USB mailing list, since thats something we need fixed on our
> end :)
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> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-usb
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> --
> Kris Moore
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Agreed. I'll see if I can get a good capture of it and send it on.

-- 
Thanks,
Mike Bybee
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