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From: Udo van den Heuvel <udovdh@xs4all.nl>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Subject: Re: USB extension (repeater) cable
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:20:19 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45B31433.5000408@xs4all.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45B313AD.7080705@zytor.com>

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 04:40:34PM +0100, Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
>>>
>>> I just tried my shiny new usb extension cable (repeater):
>>>
>>> Jan 19 16:01:17 epia kernel: usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using
>>> ehci_hcd and address 60
>>> Jan 19 16:01:17 epia kernel: usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1
>>> choice
>>> Jan 19 16:01:17 epia kernel: hub 5-1:1.0: USB hub found
>>> Jan 19 16:01:17 epia kernel: hub 5-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
>>> Jan 19 16:01:18 epia kernel: hub 5-1:1.0: Cannot enable port 1.  Maybe
>>> the USB cable is bad?
>>> Jan 19 16:01:22 epia last message repeated 3 times
>>> Jan 19 16:01:23 epia kernel: hub 5-1:1.0: Cannot enable port 2.  Maybe
>>> the USB cable is bad?
>>> Jan 19 16:01:26 epia last message repeated 3 times
>>> Jan 19 16:01:27 epia kernel: hub 5-1:1.0: Cannot enable port 3.  Maybe
>>> the USB cable is bad?
>>> Jan 19 16:01:31 epia last message repeated 3 times

[...]

> Actually, what it looks like is even simpler.  The extension cable
> contains a four-port hub chip (which is the most common commodity chip)
> and haven't bothered changing the descriptor to tell the computer only
> one port is actually active.  So only one port can be activated, and the
> others are stubbed out in some evil way.  In that case, it should be
> noisy but harmless.

I will do some more testing then.
Is there a way to get rid of the messages?

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-21  7:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-19 15:40 Udo van den Heuvel
2007-01-20  0:01 ` Greg KH
2007-01-21  7:18   ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-21  7:20     ` Udo van den Heuvel [this message]
2007-01-21  7:22       ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-21 23:08       ` Sven-Haegar Koch

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