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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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