Ubuntu

Compact flash in PCMCIA adaptor does not work

Reported by Michael Vogt on 2007-05-24
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linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-source-2.6.20

When I insert my CF card with a pcmcia adapter into my ibm t60 the kernel does not detect it. Here is the dmesg output:
[ 73.200000] ata7.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 73.200000] ata7.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 103.860000] ata7.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 103.860000] ata7.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 103.860000] ata7.00: limiting speed to UDMA7:PIO5
[ 134.520000] ata7.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 134.520000] ata7.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)

$ sudo pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "SanDisk", "SDP", "5/3 0.6", ""
  manfid: 0x0045, 0x0401
  function: 4 (fixed disk)

It looks like this is a known issue: http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/5/15/231 is a thread with various patches.

MsK` (msk-lywenn) wrote :

Doesn't work for me too, but it's a bit different

IBM T43p 2668-G4G

[ 702.732000] pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
[ 702.732000] cs: memory probe 0xd0000000-0xd7ffffff: excluding 0xd0000000-0xd7ffffff
[ 702.732000] cs: memory probe 0xa8400000-0xb7ffffff: excluding 0xa8400000-0xa8bfffff 0xabc00000-0xb03fffff
[ 702.748000] pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0
[ 702.936000] ata3: PATA max PIO0 cmd 0x00015100 ctl 0x0001510e bmdma 0x00000000 irq 3
[ 702.936000] scsi2 : pata_pcmcia
[ 703.100000] ata3.00: CFA: SanDisk SDCFH-128, FhDA0145, max PIO4
[ 703.100000] ata3.00: 250880 sectors, multi 0: LBA
[ 733.100000] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 733.100000] ata3.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 733.100000] ata3: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 768.268000] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 768.268000] ata3.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 768.268000] ata3: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 803.436000] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 803.436000] ata3.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 803.436000] ata3.00: disabled
 $ sudo pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "SanDisk", "SDP", "5/3 0.6", ""
  manfid: 0x0045, 0x0401
  function: 4 (fixed disk)
 $

David Huggins-Daines (dhuggins) wrote :

Also does not work here on an X31 (2672-5KU), with kernel version is 2.6.20-16-generic 2.6.20-16.28.

dmesg says:

[ 753.084000] pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 1
[ 753.084000] pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia1.0
[ 753.124000] ata4: PATA max PIO0 cmd 0x00014100 ctl 0x0001410e bmdma 0x00000000 irq 3
[ 753.124000] scsi3 : pata_pcmcia
[ 783.288000] ata4.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 783.288000] ata4.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 813.956000] ata4.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 813.956000] ata4.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 813.956000] ata4.00: limiting speed to UDMA7:PIO5
[ 844.624000] ata4.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 844.624000] ata4.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)

dhuggins@slim:~$ sudo pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
  no product info available
Socket 1:
  product info: "SunDisk", "SDP", "5/3 0.6", ""
  manfid: 0x0045, 0x0401
  function: 4 (fixed disk)

However, It does seem to work on a different X31 (2672-JAU) with both 2.6.20-15 and 2.6.20-16, same card. The only hardware differences between the two machines as far as I can tell are that the working machine has a 1.4GHz processor and 1.25GB of RAM whereas the non-working one has a 1.7GHz processor (same stepping, both are Pentium M Banias) and 768MB of RAM.

Maybe it is some kind of subtle timing issue... Another thing to note is that the non-working machine was booted without AC power, so it was running at 600MHz.

Torrey Hoffman (thoffman) wrote :

Same thing here with a 512 MB compact flash -- no adapter, plugged directly into my ThinkPad's PCMCIA/CF socket. I get the same kernel messages.

Torrey Hoffman (thoffman) wrote :

I should have been a little more specific. I have an IBM Thinkpad X22 with a PCMCIA/CF socket.

# sudo pccardctl ident

Socket 0:
  no product info available
Socket 1:
  product info: "M-Systems", "CF300", "", ""
  manfid: 0x000a, 0x0000
  function: 4 (fixed disk)

The end of my dmesg looks like this:

[ 1247.516000] pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 1
[ 1247.516000] pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia1.0
[ 1247.576000] ata4: PATA max PIO0 cmd 0x00013100 ctl 0x0001310e bmdma 0x00000000 irq 3
[ 1247.576000] scsi3 : pata_pcmcia
[ 1307.756000] ata4.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 1307.756000] ata4.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 1368.440000] ata4.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 1368.440000] ata4.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 1368.440000] ata4.00: limiting speed to UDMA7:PIO5
[ 1429.124000] ata4.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 1429.124000] ata4.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)

David Huggins-Daines (dhuggins) wrote :

Still present in Tribe 4. This seems like a pretty important bug to me, but maybe people don't actually use CF cards on Thinkpads anymore? Who knows...

MsK` (msk-lywenn) wrote :

I want to use my CF with pcmcia adapter ! :/

frost242 (frosties) wrote :

It worked with kernel 2.6.20-15, but fails with 2.6.20-16.

msar (msar2020) wrote :

I get a similar problem with a Sandisk 6-in-1

Results of dmesg give:

cs: pcmcia_socket0: time out after reset.
cs: pcmcia_socket0: time out after reset.

Results of lspci:
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)
00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)

Result of pccardctl ls
Socket 0 Bridge: [yenta_cardbus] (bus ID: 0000:00:0a.0)
Socket 1 Bridge: [yenta_cardbus] (bus ID: 0000:00:0a.1)

Result of pccardctl status (even though sandisk card is inserted)
Socket 0:
  no card
Socket 1:
  no card

Is there anything else I can try?

Liken Otsoa (liken) wrote :

Same problem in thinkpad X41, Ubuntu Hardy uptodate, kernel 2.6.24-11-generic.

_______________________________

[ 130.944355] pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
[ 130.944379] cs: memory probe 0xd0000000-0xd7ffffff: excluding 0xd0000000-0xd7ffffff
[ 130.944431] cs: memory probe 0xa0200000-0xafffffff: excluding 0xa0200000-0xa11fffff 0xa1a00000-0xa21fffff 0xa2a00000-0xa31fffff 0xa3a00000-0xa81fffff 0xa8a00000-0xa91fffff 0xa9a00000-0xaa1fffff 0xaaa00000-0xab1fffff 0xaba00000-0xac1fffff 0xaca00000-0xad1fffff 0xada00000-0xae1fffff 0xaea00000-0xaf1fffff 0xafa00000-0xb01fffff
[ 130.956771] pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0
[ 131.391278] scsi2 : pata_pcmcia
[ 131.392520] ata3: PATA max PIO0 cmd 0x3100 ctl 0x310e irq 3
[ 165.451163] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 165.451183] ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 165.451191] ata3: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 216.252931] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 216.252944] ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 216.252953] ata3: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 113.349215] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x91)
[ 113.349227] ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x4)
[ 113.349231] ata3: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
________________________

pccardctl ident (Tested with various compact flash memories)
____________________
Socket 0:
  product info: "TOSHIBA THNCF032MBA ", "", "", ""
  manfid: 0x0098, 0x0000
  function: 4 (fixed disk)
________________________

I am looking this thread to see what's the problem:

http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/2/81

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