udevd timeout: killing /sbin/modprobe -bv pci:

Bug #1092102 reported by Frank Limstrand on 2012-12-19
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Bug Description

These messages comes in pairs, every second:

Dec 19 13:59:48 frankl udevd[468]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d000027D8sv00001028sd000001DEbc04sc03i00' [473]
Dec 19 13:59:48 frankl udevd[496]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d000027B8sv00000000sd00000000bc06sc01i00' [524]
Dec 19 13:59:49 frankl udevd[468]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d000027D8sv00001028sd000001DEbc04sc03i00' [473]
Dec 19 13:59:49 frankl udevd[496]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d000027B8sv00000000sd00000000bc06sc01i00' [524]

I think the numbers refers to these two devices:

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01de]
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b8] (rev 01)
        Kernel modules: leds-ss4200, lpc_ich, intel-rng

Impact: no sound card.
This started after i upgraded to 12.04. Got a new kernel this morning, upgraded and rebootet but still the same.

regards
/FrankL

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: udev 175-0ubuntu13
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-21.32-generic 3.5.7.1
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDmesg:

Date: Wed Dec 19 13:55:50 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-11-26 (388 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Precision WorkStation 390
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=nb:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.5.0-21-generic root=/dev/mapper/500G-ROOT ro crashkernel=384M-2G:64M,2G-:128M
SourcePackage: udev
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-12-02 (16 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 05/19/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 2.6.0
dmi.board.name: 0MY510
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 7
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr2.6.0:bd05/19/2008:svnDellInc.:pnPrecisionWorkStation390:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0MY510:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct7:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Precision WorkStation 390
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bryn Hughes (linux-nashira) wrote :

I have the same thing on my Asus P5WDG WS PRO board. Like you it has Intel sound, and the Intel sound device is one of the "stuck" modprobe processes.

In my case I get 2-3 modprobe processes stuck with a 'D' state (waiting on I/O). This causes my system load average to sit at 2.0 or higher.

root 879 0.0 0.0 4412 708 ? D 12:47 0:00 /sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d000027D8sv00001043sd000081F6bc04sc03i00
root 881 0.0 0.0 4404 680 ? D 12:47 0:00 /sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d0000032Csv00000000sd00000000bc06sc04i00
root 889 0.0 0.0 4376 720 ? D 12:47 0:00 /sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d000027B8sv00001043sd00008179bc06sc01i00

I can leave them for a very long time and they do not appear to go away.

From the dmesg output I suspect we have the same or similar chipsets in our mainboards. I do not have this issue with the Precise kernel (3.2.0-x), but it is definitely there with 3.5.0-19 and 3.5.0-21

Bryn Hughes (linux-nashira) wrote :

Oh also I should mention this issue is NOT present in the mainline 3.5.7.x kernel from the mainline ppa.

Hi folks

A new kernel appeared yesterday and after installation/reboot the above messages in the syslog are no longer appearing and the sound is back!

This got installed yesterday:

Installed:
    linux-headers-3.5.0-22-generic:amd64 3.5.0-22.34
    linux-headers-3.5.0-22:all 3.5.0-22.34
    linux-image-3.5.0-22-generic:amd64 3.5.0-22.34
    linux-image-extra-3.5.0-22-generic:amd64 3.5.0-22.34

 Upgraded:
    linux-generic:amd64 3.5.0.21.27 => 3.5.0.22.28
    linux-headers-generic:amd64 3.5.0.21.27 => 3.5.0.22.28
    linux-headers-server:amd64 3.5.0.21.27 => 3.5.0.22.28
    linux-image-generic:amd64 3.5.0.21.27 => 3.5.0.22.28
    linux-image-server:amd64 3.5.0.21.27 => 3.5.0.22.28

With regards
Frank Limstrand

fancyday07 (upright-bass) wrote :

I got the same problem with different udevd and pci code

I guess it's the compatibility matter with my RAID controller (LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i)
I can boot in to Ubuntu (any version) without the RAID controller.
When I connected the controller again, the error returned also. I can't even boot to the live mode

Marc H (march2013) wrote :

I had the same issue on my Dell Precision 380 (interesting to note that the original poster had a Precision 390). It also prevented me from installing Ubuntu 12.10 as this error repeating seemed to block the installation. Disabling the sound in the BIOS allowed me to work-around the bug and install Ubuntu.

Travis Ray (raytravis) wrote :

Same problem here with udevd and pci code, LSI MegaRAID 9240-4i. Card uninstalled, can boot into ubuntu 12.10; or run live-cd or live-usb.

Morgan Perrier (morgan-perrier) wrote :

What a small world,
I'm also trying to install 12.10 on a Precision 390 and the same thing happens to me.
It seems that
Marc H do you have an idea why disabling the sound permitted this workaround? Did you manage to activate it again after installation was done?
I see that it was with the 64b version, is it probable that the issue woulnd't appear with the 32b?

Federico (federico77) wrote :

Same problem here...unbelievable:

(Setup 1 - ok)
LSI MegaRAID 9240-4i (latest firmware) with 4 drives:
- 2 WD 1TB in RAID 1
- 2 SSD OCZ 128MB RAIS 0
Works perfectly in a M4A79T ASUS DELUXE with a AMD X4 955 Black Edition
under Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

(Setup 2 - fail)
Then i change my board with a CROSSHAIR-V-FORMULA-Z (latest firmware)
with a AMD FX 8350 ...
..........it stop working !!!

(Setup 3 - fail)
Then i change board again with an ASRock 990FX Extreme4 (latest firmware)
with a AMD FX 8350 ...

No luck again...doesn't works !!!

ASUS, ASROCK, LSI ... thank you!

iMac (imac-netstatz) wrote :

I have just begun seeing this on my Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2 system. It started appearing in/around initial disk fsck/mounting and renders my system unusable, with messages repeating nearly every second. Likely in pairs every second or so much the same as the original reporter.

I believe in my case, it is the same pci: id every time, and usually a few reboot attemps (hard power) and I get by without incident.

It only appeared in the last week or so, so I suspect exists in both linux-image-3.8.0-18-generic and linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic

On my HP 8560w, I have the following PCIIDs
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family KT Controller (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108GLM [Quadro 1000M] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
24:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 30)
24:00.1 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller (rev 30)
24:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (rev 30)
25:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 35)
26:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)

I have not been able confirm the specific device using udevadm (assuming I need to provide the pci: id as an input) but plan to take a camera shot on a future incident to identify the specific hardware, at which point a hardware specific bug may be more appropriate.

everflux (tklaunchpad) wrote :

After update to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.10 I can no longer boot my system due to this bug.

Sah Lee (leesah) wrote :

Dell XPS Studio 8100. Met this after upgrading to 13.04.
Devices that are related to this are:
$ modinfo -d pci:v000010DEd00000A20sv000010DEsd0000069Abc03sc00i00
Framebuffer driver for nVidia graphics chipset
nVidia Riva/TNT/GeForce/Quadro/Tesla
$ modinfo -d pci:v00008086d00003B56sv00001028sd0000040Dbc04sc03i00
Intel HDA driver
Intel HDA driver
$ modinfo -d pci:v000010DEd00000BE2sv000010DEsd0000069Abc04sc03i00
Intel HDA driver

Scott Emmons (lscotte) wrote :

I'm having this same problem on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 with Linux Mint 15 (3.8.0-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Tue May 14 22:16:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux). Booting with an older kernel (3.5.0-28) is fine...

bmarsh (bmarsh-bmarsh) wrote :

I just ran into this on an Asrock board. Just installed a fresh 13.04 i386 and am running 3.8.0-25-generic.

I finally got 13.04 installed after many, many (of the usual) problems but the system is now booting by using the acpi=off kernel parameter. Without that, I get the modprobe errors. Hope this helps someone.

Captaine74 (benoitpourre) wrote :

Hi,

I also have the issue with an Asrock board with AMD A8 CPU and a LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i.

I tried with Ubuntu 12.04.2 and kernel 3.2.0-48-generic x86_64.

I also tried with a 3.8, 3.9 and even 3.10 kernel but I still have the issue.

acpi=off didn't change anything for me....

If you need any trace, any detail please ask me !

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