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Bug#398962: i82365 driver behaves very badly in vmware



Package: linux-image-2.6.18-2-486
Version: 2.6.18-5
Severity: important
Tags: d-i

Testing d-i with a 2.6.18 kernel in vmware, pcmciautils's init script
doesn't see any pcmcia bridge, so it falls back to trying to load
i82365.

The modprobe of this module seems to hang for some time, as does a later
udevsettle. This makes the installer look like it's locked up for
several minutes. While that's going on, this is logged:

kernel: Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
FATAL: Error inserting i82365: no such device
kernel: Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
kernel: Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
kernel: Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
kernel: Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
kernel: Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.

The repeating message continues to repeat 28 times a second, without
end. With 2.6.17, I see only the first 2 messages, no repeats, and no
hangs.

If I run udevsettle by hand, it hangs for about 5 minutes.

I doubt that this problem is specific to either vmware or the d-i
environment, probably any system w/o pcmcia, that tries to load the module,
whether by pcmciautuls or manually, will see this behavior. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-2-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.18-2-486 depends on:
ii  initramfs-tools [linux-initra 0.85b      tools for generating an initramfs
ii  module-init-tools             3.3-pre3-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo

linux-image-2.6.18-2-486 recommends no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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see shy jo

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