[Bug 384579] Re: Linux thinks there’s a floppy drive when there’s not. Probing slows down bootup by almost a minute.
apw at canonical.com
Wed Jul 15 15:53:44 UTC 2009
Ok we believe that this issue is now visible because udev is now waiting
for devices to settle. This means we wait in the initramfs for the
longest running device init. The floppy driver is likely doing the
right thing overall. We have a floppy controller in most of these cases
and therefore the driver should load. Where they are not initialising
quickly, or are missing this is likely correct behaviour and not a
problem if we are not synchronous. As we are meant to only have modules
required to mount root in the initramfs anyhow, floppy seems like it
should not be in there. If it was not in the initramfs we would then
load it asynchonously in immediatly after mounting root.
I will prepare a versions of initramfs-tools which excludes floppy so we
can test this hypothesis.
Linux thinks there’s a floppy drive when there’s not. Probing slows down bootup by almost a minute.
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