initramfs/udev/mdadm/lvm2 integration

Phillip Susi psusi at
Tue Sep 18 16:13:26 BST 2007

Daniel Pittman wrote:
> Sorry to step in late to this, but would it make sense to replace the
> current fixed timeout with something similar to 'udevsettle' -- ensure
> that all the udev events have been processed before giving up on finding
> the root device?
> That should let you know with confidence that all device discovery has
> finished, even if that takes 45 minutes, and then react to exceptional
> situations such as a degraded RAID array if you have to.

udevsettle is kind of a hack; it has no way of really knowing that all 
hardware has been discovered.

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