Comment 41 for bug 445852

Don't get me wrong, i'm also convinced it's a software issue. I know little about the linux kernel, but I know a lot about concurrent programming, and I know certain bugs only manifest themselves under very specific conditions usually related to very subtle differences in timing (which may also only happen on different processors, different number of cores and so on).

Not that I'm saying it's a concurrency bug.

All I'm saying is that different devices influence the timing of all sorts of events and that specific combinations of hardware may trigger specific bugs, and I was guessing that maybe - just maybe - the combination of the ssd with the card readers triggered this one. (since the timing characteristics of ssd's are after all quite different from regular hard drives)

So I would still like to try and disable the card readers entirely (which I cannot do in the bios). But yes, it's a long shot.