Ubuntu 7.04/Issues/USB-SATA race condition causes hang

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Description: USB drivers initialize before the ATA devices by default. This causes the USB device to misread the interrupts intermittently (due to a race condition) if the interrupts start queuing before the ATA device is loaded.
Systems Affected: Dimension 530n.
Impact: Systems hangs during boot up.
Workaround: Force piix driver to load before usb driver. Use following script:

 #!/bin/sh
 # Place this in /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/init-top/
 PREREQ=""
 prereqs()
 {
        echo "$PREREQ"
 }
 case $1 in
 # get pre-requisites
 prereqs)
        prereqs
        exit 0
        ;;
 esac
 modprobe -Qb ata_piix

Fix: In progress.

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