On Thursday 27 March 2008 10:37:48 you wrote: > On Thursday 27 March 2008, Isaac Mushinsky wrote: > > Anish Mistry (the port maintainer) has answered below. It seems > > that this is a printer defect after all then. I'll try to patch the > > code to fill in the missing serial id with some fake string, and > > shall report if I get the thing to work. > > > > Is the hp backend the only entry point to libusb, or should I have > > to patch libusb? e.g. cups or sane apps, can they call libusb > > directly, or only through hpaio backend? I would rather have a > > patch to hplip distribution only, because libusb correctly throws > > an error code for the missing serial id. But if some apps query the > > device directly, the missing serial id may be a problem, they will > > all have to all be patched separately. > > See what you can get to work, and then we can decide on what the > proper fix entails. > > > > It looks like there is some problem with the C42XX printers that > > > is causing the serial numbers to no be reported. I got a similar > > > report about a HP Photosmart C4200 series a couple weeks ago. > > > Unfortunately I'm VERY busy right now. It will be a couple of > > > week before I can dive into the issue. If you do happen to find > > > a solution, please let me know so I can integrate it into the > > > port and notify others. Thanks, > > > -- > > > Anish Mistry > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > AM Productions http://am-productions.biz/
I tried to load hplip into debugger, but if I try to trace the problem, it works! Serial number is read correctly. It also seems to work with a non-SMP kernel (at least the race does not show). The printer has the serial number after all. There appears to be some sort of race condition when calling usb_control_msg for product id and then serial id strings in rapid succession in musb.c. I am not sure how to deal with that yet, but pausing in between the calls is a workaround for now. What can be done in between the calls other than close and reopen the device? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"