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    SubjectRe: USB storage no-boot regression (bisected)
    On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:55:08 -0400
    Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca> wrote:

    > Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:37:44 -0400
    > > Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > >>> On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:25:05 -0400
    > >>> Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca> wrote:
    > ..
    > >>>> Not forever, just a few seconds to compensate for the regression.
    > >>> seconds!!!!!
    > >>> The whole kernel boots in half a second!
    > >> ..
    > >>
    > >> Oh, absolutely I agree.
    > >>
    > >> That's why I'm not suggesting a DELAY
    > >> but rather a TIMEOUT (where it keeps trying up until the timeout).
    > >
    > > This exists today. It's just not something Jeff chose to use ;)
    > > (because he didn't need to)
    > >
    > >> For desktop, it should really just wait forever,
    > >> but I can understand situations (server room)
    > >> where that would be a Really Bad Idea.
    > >
    > > it's called rootwait and such :)
    > ..
    >
    > No, that's not the same thing.
    > rootwait has no timeout -- it waits *forever*,
    > which will break auto-recovery on servers.

    btw while I don't disagree that something like this is nice...

    .... who would boot their server from a USB stick for production use?


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