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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
>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 <>

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