usb errors with 8 stable

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
Wed Jan 5 06:38:41 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 11:37:48PM -0600, Beach Geek wrote:
> Compaq Presario 5xxx 2GHz
> FreeBSD 8 r216866 Tue Jan 4 2011
> (rm -rf /usr/obj/*  & make cleandir run before build)
> When plugging in devices that worked earlier, none ever show up as devices
> in /dev.  (2 examples listed below with error messages)
> The devices work on an old Gateway box (450MHz) running FreeBSD 8 r216359
> built Dec 11th (same build the laptop had).  I loaded files on the thumb
> drives & Android phone using the Gateway before hitting the road.
> I'm not sure if it's the update or hardware failure. I only have the laptop,
> phone, and 4 usbdrives... no other hardware available.
> Messages from 2 of the devices when plugged in; no messages when unplugged.
> Device: Samsung m900 Android phone (Moment)
>     usbus2: port reset timeout
>     uhub_reattach_port: port 1 reset failed, error=USB_ERR_TIMEOUT
>     uhub_reattach_port: device problem (USB_ERR_TIMEOUT), disabling port 1
> Device: Verbatim 4GB thumb drive
>     usb_alloc_device: set address 2 failed (USB_ERR_IOERROR, ignored)
>     usbd_setup_device_desc: getting device descriptor at addr 2 failed,
>     usbd_req_re_enumerate: addr=2, set address failed! (USB_ERR_IOERROR,
> ignored)
>     usbd_setup_device_desc: getting device descriptor at addr 2 failed,
>     ... above 2 messages repeated...
>     ugen0.2: <Unknown> at usbus0 (disconnected)
>     uhub_reattach_port: could not allocate new device
> Any pointers or links to what could have changed in stable or any other
> suggestions.
> There aren't any usb options in BIOS.
> I can provide more info, but please remember I'm using a 4inch screen and a
> keyboard that fits in one hand.  ;-)
> That's one reason I didn't include pciconf or usbconfig. I'm hoping it was
> simply some commit I missed or a pointyhat mistake. Three weeks in the
> middle of nowhere with a hardware failure... won't get much done, but ...
> Android has games... doesn't it?  ;-))
> Thanks for any help,
> Beach Geek
> PS. Android does not detect the laptop being connected, except for getting
> power.

I would start by reviewing the commits for RELENG_8 between the two
timeframes and try to narrow down which commit may have caused your

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