[arch-dev-public] udev delay during boot

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sun Jan 22 06:51:52 EST 2012

Hi guys,

I'm seeing several bug reports and forum threads about this, so I
thought I'd ask your opinion about doing a news item:

Udev delay during boot

udev-176 (and later) no longer work around a certain class of kernel
bugs[0]. If you are using an affected driver it means that you will
encounter a 30 second delay on boot. It seems that mostly wireless
drivers are affected by this. The netdev guys are aware of the issue,
and are working on a solution.

systemd users are largely[2] unaffected by this issue.

[0]: http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg185742.html

[1]: the bug still occurs, and the 30-second timeout still happens,
but the rest of userspace will boot in parallell, unlike in
initscripts where the rest of userspace will wait.

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