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SubjectRe: USB storage no-boot regression (bisected)
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:14:38PM -0400, Mark Lord wrote:
> Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:55:08 -0400
> ..
> >> 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?
> ..
>
> At least one MAJOR storage vendor that I know of.
> Probably more.
>
> Though it's an onboard USB SSD, not a pluggable stick.

Wow, that's insane. Leave it to a hardware designer to use a bus that
you never know if you have discovered all the devices to be the primary
device to boot from.

greg k-h


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