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0006722Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2021-02-21 17:51 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006722: pci errors fill up syslog using Realtek usb device
Informational -
Since moving to this kernel , System log fills hardrive with pci errors in relation to the Realtek usb device. There is some clear error with the Driver. Prior to this upgrade from Kernel 4 to 5 this was not a problem.

Linux [hostname] 5.6.0-kali2-amd64 0000001 SMP Debian 5.6.14-2kali1 (2020-06-10) x86_64 GNU/Linux
lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Kali
Description: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
Release: 2020.2
Codename: kali-rolling

lsusb =>
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T

lspci =>
2:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Dell Wireless 1801
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16, IOMMU group 8
    I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
    Memory at df100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: rtl8723be
    Kernel modules: rtl8723be

lsmod | grep rtl
rtl8723be 106496 0
btcoexist 167936 1 rtl8723be
rtl8723_common 28672 1 rtl8723be
rtl_pci 32768 1 rtl8723be
btrtl 24576 1 btusb
rtlwifi 102400 4 rtl_pci,rtl8723be,btcoexist,rtl8723_common
mac80211 892928 3 rtl_pci,rtl8723be,rtlwifi
bluetooth 667648 5 btrtl,btintel,btbcm,btusb
cfg80211 864256 2 rtlwifi,mac80211

Seems like similar bug as....
Steps To ReproduceRun airodump-ng to the wan/usb interface.
Log fills rapidly to TB's and system then effectively halts due to drive being full!!
Additional InformationWorkaround - Disabled aer and msi in the kernel boot options for grub.

**When AER is enabled, a PCI Express device will automatically send an error message to the PCIe root port above it when the device captures an error. The Root Port, upon receiving an error reporting message, internally processes and logs the error message in its PCI Express capability structure


GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet pci=noaer,nomsi"


2020-09-15 22:18

reporter   ~0013429

Put wrong driver in there - This is the RTL2838 DVB-T ...

usb 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T, looking to see if there is a latest version i can find to install.

2020-09-16 16:38

reporter   ~0013442

The driver does not appear to have aer support, who owns this ?.

from strace...

3809 ioctl(3, SIOCETHTOOL, 0x7ffdfc154670) = 0
3809 fstat(1, {st_mode=S_IFIFO|0600, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
3809 brk(NULL) = 0x559f646ab000
3809 brk(0x559f646cc000) = 0x559f646cc000
3809 write(1, "driver: rtl8723be\nversion: 5.6.0"..., 235 <unfinished ...>
3763 <... read resumed>"driver: rtl8723be\nversion: 5.6.0"..., 128) = 128

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-09-15 21:27 New Issue
2020-09-15 22:18 Note Added: 0013429
2020-09-16 16:38 Note Added: 0013442
2021-02-21 17:51 g0tmi1k View Status private => public