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- Mar 27 2017, 4:48 PM (129 w, 4 d)
Dec 22 2015
Sorry to say, but mapping the error to "no reader" doesn't help. The first
reset event doesn't get handled. Later it trys to remove the reader but it's
not getting correctly resetted/reinserted again.
I've attached the debug log again
Nope. Neither mapping the "reset card" event to SW_HOST_CARD_INACTIVE or
SW_HOST_NO_CARD helps. It seems that somewhere in the code the return code
SW error codes are not being handled correctly and the card doesn't get
I've attached a small log where you can see that pcsc returns the error
reason "reset card" which then gets remapped to "Card reset required" (was
general error before). I also can see that the error is getting mapped to
GPG_ERR_CARD_RESET (because of the error message "Card reset required")
leaving the daemon around with no working card and reporting general errors
Additional Info: This bug only happens when you put your computer/laptop
into sleep mode while the smartcard/reader (yubikey) is plugged in. If I
remove the reader before putting it to sleep and attaching it after getting
out of the sleep mode, the scdaemon works fine.
Dec 21 2015
Maybe it's more appropriate to map the PSCS_W_CARD_RESET event to the
SW_HOST_CARD_INACTIVE error code which later gets mapped to GPG_ERR_CARD_RESET
I've attached the patch file. It would make sense to backport this mapping as
well. Right now it's not yet tested.
I found another problem with the smartcard service under windows. Putting
the system into sleep mode and waking it up again creates an 0x80100068
error code (aka PCSC_W_RESET_CARD).
I'll test if it helps to map the RESET_CARD event to the same REMOVE_CARD
event to get the card reactivated after sleep mode.
2015-12-21 22:16:57 scdaemon DBG: send apdu: c=00 i=CA p1=00 p2=C4
lc=-1 le=256 em=0
2015-12-21 22:16:57 scdaemon DBG: PCSC_data: 00 CA 00 C4 00
2015-12-21 22:16:57 scdaemon pcsc_transmit failed: reset card
2015-12-21 22:16:57 scdaemon apdu_send_simple(0) failed: general
Dec 10 2015
Here's the logfile with all the errors (guru debug level) vanilla 2.1.10
After some time spending fighting with the build tools of gnupg (cross compile
for windows under debian) I managed to build the installer with my patched
Most important: The most common error thrown is the 0x8010001e
(E_SERVICE_STOPPED) This is the important one. The other error 0x8010001d
(E_NO_SERVICE) is only thrown in the transition from ok to stopped. So only
This was my process:
git clone git://git.gnupg.org/gnupg.git
git checkout tags/gnupg-2.1.10
cat ../0001-scd-Fix-removal-of-unplugged-usb-readers.patch | patch -p1
sed -i -e 's/^SELFCHECK=1/SELFCHECK=0/' build-aux/speedo.mk
make -f build-aux/speedo.mk w32-installer
I've created new logfiles (vanilla 2.1.10 und patched 2.1.10) to show the
difference and confirm that it'S actually working now :-)
I'm okay with signing off the commit. I can test this for Windows 8.1 or 10,
my only problem is that I'm not able to compile gpg for windows right now. Or
are there instructions somewhere on how to achieve this?
No, I just installed version 2.1.10 (which included your mentioned fix). But the
error still applies.
In my case the smartcard reader never gets closed, cause the error thrown by the
pcsc/scd gets only mapped to a general_error which does not result in
removing/closing the reader interface.
I've the feeling that we've to take a closer look at the errors thrown (at least
those 2 in my patch). Maybe there're even more possible events.
If you like I can upload the debug log of scdaemon 2.1.10 ... (if that helps).
Somehow I don't have any issues when running linux, this bug applies to windows
only atm. Maybe it's just that windows is throwing different errors or events
compared to linux.
Dec 7 2015
After looking at the gnupg 2.0 branch I would say the patch could be applied
to the 2.0 and 2.1 branch to fix the issue in both branches stable/modern
since both version are affected (tested with 2.1.9 and 2.0.29 from gpg2win)
I was looking a bit deeper into the gnupg code and debug messages. As soon as I
plug out the yubikey the usb smartcard reader including the internal smartcard
is no longer available. GnuPG is sending the following messages:
- this call is still okay 2015-12-06 23:20:31 scdaemon DBG: enter: apdu_get_status: slot=0
2015-12-06 23:20:31 scdaemon DBG: leave: apdu_get_status => sw=0x0
- here the card is no longer available 2015-12-06 23:20:31 scdaemon DBG: enter: apdu_get_status: slot=0
2015-12-06 23:20:31 scdaemon pcsc_get_status_change failed: no
2015-12-06 23:20:31 scdaemon DBG: leave: apdu_get_status =>
sw=0x1000b status=7 changecnt=1
Error Message 0x8010001d == SCARD_E_NO_SERVICE (The Smart card resource manager
is not running.)
Now there's an internal mapping happing from 0x8010001d to sw=0x1000b
The SCD internal resulting error is 0x1000b means SW_HOST_GENERAL_ERROR which
is the default error if nothing else has matched yet.
The next lines in the logfiles are showing a different pcsc error code.
2015-12-06 23:20:32 scdaemon DBG: enter: apdu_get_status: slot=0
2015-12-06 23:20:32 scdaemon pcsc_get_status_change failed: service
2015-12-06 23:20:32 scdaemon DBG: leave: apdu_get_status =>
sw=0x1000b status=7 changecnt=1
Error Message 0x8010001d == SCARD_E_SERVICE_STOPPED (The Smart card resource
manager has shut down.)
The pcsc error code is still mapped to the generic error code (0x1000b)
possible resolution: I've no clue if the error codes 0x8010001d or 0x8010001e
are thrown in different scenarios. But if we would map those 2 messages to the
internal SW_HOST_NO_READER error the scdaemon would like remove the (likely
disconnected usb) reader from the current list, resulting in freeing up the
I can't verify this idea cause I'm not able to compile gnupg under windows but
I've attached a solution patch in this ticket
Dec 3 2015
Well ... the udev can only be a workaround. Killing the scdaemon from the
outside is not the correct way to handle this issue.
scdaemon should realize it itself that it's connection to the smartcard has
been stopped/killed/canceled/disconnected (whatever) and kill/reset and
restart it's internal process leading to removing the previously loaded card
from the memory.
There should be no need for an outside trigger.
I tested this with a fresh windows10 (which has never seen a yubikey
before). I installed gnupg 2.1.9 binaries and gnupg was able to speak with
the card with no additional drivers needed. (the problem with disconnecting
the card still occours).
And without the need of special drivers there should be no need for any
special rules to be applied.