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SubjectRe: [bug] /etc/profile: line 30: /dev/null: Permission denied (Was: Re: [PATCH] Remove broken by design and by implementation devtmpfs maintenance disaster)
On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 11:43:33AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> >
> > Self-contained /dev is great, udev is a total PITA on older distros (on
> > this box it sometimes takes 3 minutes for udev to boot ...) so turning
> > on devtmpfs and getting something functional in exchange is a big
> > selling point IMO.
>
> udev taking 3 minutes usually means you have a kernel driver bug,
> udev doesn't have a sleep for 3 minutes, it loads drivers and usually
> waits for them to finish. Since someone decided to merge a stupid
> floppy PNP match I've seen a lot of floppyless machines hit a 30sec
> udev delay. so many that we disabled the pnp floppy on Fedora.

Woah, I've run into this problem as well. Where is this PNP floppy
match so I can disable it?

thanks,

greg k-h


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