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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] USB HardDisk Booting 2.4.20
    Alan Cox wrote:

    >On Thu, 2003-01-30 at 17:27, Wesley Wright wrote:
    >
    >
    >>My tests show that it seems to work, and I haven't noticed any odd side
    >>affects by initcall-ing the usb devices (concern over this topic is why
    >>I enabled it for static USB MSD only).
    >>
    >>Does this seem a reasonable solution, or does anyone have something more
    >>elegant?
    >>
    >>
    >
    >Is there a reason for not using initrd for this. That should let you
    >use any kind of root device even ones requiring user space work before
    >the real root is mounted.
    >
    >

    The problem I've seen is there is a several second delay before the
    usb device is availble. My solution was to stick a sleep in my initrd
    before attempting to mount /. A more rational patch might be to retry
    mounting / after a few seconds delay before giving up. I think I saw
    patch doing this on the usb list.

    --
    There is no such thing as obsolete hardware.
    Merely hardware that other people don't want.
    (The Second Rule of Hardware Acquisition)
    Sam Flory <sflory@rackable.com>



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