usbip in 16.04 broken

Bug #1541855 reported by reto.koenig on 2016-02-04
This bug affects 6 people
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usbip (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

when trying to list some shared usb-device the following error occures (Problem since 14.04)

sudo modprobe vhci-hcd
sudo usbip --list
usbip err: usbip_network.c: 119 (usbip_recv_op_common) recv op_common, -1
usbip err: vhci_attach.c: 202 (query_exported_devices) recv op_common
usbip err: vhci_attach.c: 417 (show_exported_devices) query

Hence, it seems still not possible under ubuntu to attach usb devices via usbip?!

usbip version (0.1.7-3). (apt-get install usbip)

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch)
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

uname -a
Linux kubuntu 4.4.0-2-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 28 15:44:21 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

reto.koenig (reto-koenig) wrote :

As explained here:

Since Linux-3.17 the package 'usbip' is obsolete and does not work. If used, usbip will not function.

Solution: Finally remove the package usbip, it is absolutely missleading.

Instead use the procedure described below in order to run usbip:
Original post:

On both machines (server and client) remove any libusbip* and usbip* packages then install the linux-tools-generic:
  apt-get install linux-tools-generic

On the server, where you want to share the USB-Ports:
  modprobe usbip_host

In order to make this persistent:
  echo 'usbip_host' >> /etc/modules

Then start the usbip-daemon:
  /usr/lib/linux-tools/`uname -r`/usbipd

Then bind the desired USB-Ports in order to share them over the network (in this case 1-1.3)
  /usr/lib/linux-tools/`uname -r`/usbip list -l
  /usr/lib/linux-tools/`uname -r`/usbip bind -b 1-1.3

On the client, where you want to use the USB-Ports:
  modprobe vhci-hcd

In order to make this persistent:
  echo 'vhci-hcd' >> /etc/modules

Then attach the desired USB-Port from the remote machine (in this case 1-1.3):
  /usr/lib/linux-tools/`uname -r`/usbip list -r $remote_host
  /usr/lib/linux-tools/`uname -r`/usbip attach -r $remote_host -b 1-1.3

I consider this bug report as open as long as the package usbip resides in the repositories.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in usbip (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
danielleeson (danielleeson) wrote :

This is a very useful tool especially in a virtual machine environment, the server works as reto.koenig (reto-koenig) had pointed out, but clients; especially windows clients are not seeing the shared devices

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