USB3 express card panics on 9.0-RC1

Jan Henrik Sylvester me at
Thu Nov 3 10:51:21 UTC 2011

On 11/03/2011 09:27, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 November 2011 16:22:20 Jan Henrik Sylvester wrote:
>> I have bought a "Super-speed Express Card To USB 3.0 1-Port" to connect
>> an USB3 hard disk to my Thinkpad T510, which only has USB2.
>> Trying to hot plug the express card did nothing, but I guess that is
>> expected. Hence, I booted with the express card already inserted, only
>> to receive a panic upon xhci0 initialization, see below.
>> This is on FreeBSD 9.0-RC1/amd64 with a generic kernel installed from
>> the official DVD.
>> I guess I could test 226803 mentioned in
>> , which happened after RC1, but from the commit message, it only fixes
>> suspend and resume.
>> As I do not have much time now, should I test 226803, find a Linux CD to
>> actually identify the device, or anything else?
>> Cheers,
>> Jan Henrik
>> usbus0: 480 Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
>> Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode
>> cpuid = 0; apic id = 00
>> fault virtual address   = 0x18
>> fault code              = supervisor write data, page not present
>> instruction ponter      = 0x20:0xffffffff806e80aa
>> stack pointer           = 0x28:0xffffff810ee50bc0
>> frame pointer           = 0x28:0xffffff810ee50bf0
>> code segment            = base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x16
>>                           = DPL 0, pres 1, long 1, def32 0, gran 1
>> processor eflags        = interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
>> current process         = 15 (xhci0)
>> trap number             = 12
>> panic: page fault
>> cpuid = 0
>> Uptime = 1s
>> Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort
> Hi,
> This looks like a NULL-pointer issue inside "xhci_configure_msg()" which
> probably should be easy to fix.
> Could you compile and boot a kernel with kernel debugging enable so that you
> get a backgtrace?

I have not done this before.

The GENERIC kernel already contains "makeoptions DEBUG=-g" (at least it 
is in /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC and there are all this large 
/boot/kernel/*.symbols). Is there anything else needed? (I do not need 
all the stuff that Ken Smith took out just before RC1 in r226405 just to 
get a trace, since I do not want to do online debugging, or do I need it 

, I thought that setting dumpdev="AUTO" in /etc/rc.conf was enough to 
get a dump in /var/crash/ after the next boot to multiuser. That does 
not seem to be the case for me. What else do I have to do?

Jan Henrik

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