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Old 03-23-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Machine Jamming - parport0: FIFO is stuck


Our main reception machine at work is running Debian unstable (and has been for a couple of years). Recently it has started jammin up eveyr now and then (a couple of times a week, sometimes more). When it does we have no choice but to turn the power off without shutting down. The times and circumstances of the jams don't seem to follow a pattern. I have checked the logs and the only thing that jumps out at me is this message that constantly repeats:

parport0: FIFO is stuck
parport0: BUSY timeout (1) in compat_write_block_pio
DMA write timed out

I have asked the advice of a friend who said it is probably harmless but if I wanted I could get rid of the message I should remove the parport and parport_pc modules. However when I try to do that I am told that they are in use so cannot be removed. I have also removed them from the /etc/modules file to try to stop them being loaded on startup but they are still there.

A couple of forum posts I've looked at mentioned recompiling kernels. I have failed at every attempt to do that so far and was wondering if anyone had any other ideas.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 09:41 PM   #2
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"parport0: FIFO is stuck
parport0: BUSY timeout (1) in compat_write_block_pio
DMA write timed out"

Do you have any devices connected to the parallel port? If not then go into your BIOS and disable the parallel port if your BIOS will allow you to do so.

If you do have a device attached to your parallel port then it may be broken.

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Old 03-24-2005, 01:01 PM   #3
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No, there was no devices attached, I have since fixed the problem by removing the lpr pachage. But thanks anyway
 
Old 05-15-2005, 03:57 AM   #4
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Nothing to do with machine jamming

As it turned out the machine was knackered and the error messages were unrelated. Oh well.
 
  


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