Subject: Re: ehci and bge randomly not working
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Sam Leffler <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/2005 16:10:50
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Chris Tribo writes:
>>Ever since 3.99.7/8 my EHCI and BGE controllers have been acting up  
>>more than usual.
>>I've stated the clues to EHCI before, everything is normal in the  
>>dmesg except
>>ehci_sync_hc: tsleep() = 35
>>If 35 is errno, the man page says something about it being a  
>>temporary error condition, try again later. That doesn't make any  
>>sense to me but I don't really have a handle on the code either.
>>bge is doing:
>>bge0: watchdog timeout -- resetting
>>bge0: block failed to stop: reg 0x1400, bit 0x00000002
>>Its quite curious that they both seem to not work at the same time.  
>>Is this a symptom of not being able to get contiguous kernel memory  
>>for buffers? Or am I just "lucky"? The fact that this problem  
>>persists across multiple warm and cold boots and then suddenly works  
>>fine is also disturbing. Not being able to type or ssh in makes this  
>>box pretty much useless. Can someone please help me diagnose this?
> For what it's worth, I have two bge desktops running -current, with no 
> problems.  Nor have I seen any ehci problems.

And I've got a dell 600m laptop w/ bge (BCM5702X) and ehci (Intel 
82801/ICH4) that I've had hard lockups on (only option was to 
power-cycle).  Couldn't pinpoint either as the culprit though at least 
once I was marking bge0 down when things locked up.