[sane-devel] linux-2.6.1-smp,usb,oops,sane-backends-1.0.13,epson-1640

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter@gmx.net
Sat, 17 Jan 2004 20:04:40 +0000

Is there a way to block the usage of the scanner.o module by means of 
the SAME package (compile-time config or so)? Or is it the best to ask 
our kernel maintainer to make a kernel package without scanner.o? Is it 
safe to publish a distro (Mandrake Linux 10.0) without scanner.o in its 
kernel? Would I loose compatibility for certain scanner models or not?

And does the oops only appear with the SMP kernel 2.6.x or also with the 
standard kernel 2.6.x.


Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 06:28:00PM +0100, Klaus Dittrich wrote:
> [oops]
> Ok, some tests on my system with linux 2.6.1 and some Mustek USB
> scanners:
> - no problems with libusb
> - with the kernel scanner driver, I get an oops when unplugging a
>   scanner
> - with the kernel scanner driver and "preemptible kernel" I get an
>   oops when running scanimage -L
> So I guess for now the kernel scanner driver in 2.6 isn't really
> usable. It's marked "obsolete" anyway so better use libusb.
> Bye,
>   Henning