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SubjectRe: Analyzed/Solved: Booting 2.6.30-rc2-git7 very slow
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On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 18:28 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote: 
> On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 05:45:19 -0700 (PDT) Martin Knoblauch <knobi@knobisoft.de> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > OK, I just found the reason for both intel-ucode and tg3 failures. Apparently between 2.6.28 and 2.6.29 the mount of sysfs has subtely changed from:
> >
> > /sys /sys sysfs rw 0 0
> >
> > to:
> >
> > none /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
>
> I assume that you're referring to the contents of /proc/mounts?
>
> > The "none" breaks the RHEL-4 provided hotplug script "firmware.agent" when it tries to parse the mount point for "/sys". As a result, the firmware loading is never properly finished and the driver(s) just timeout on the value in /sys/class/firmware/timeout. Bingo. Simple fix in user-pace possible - cool down Martin :-)
> >
> > Questions remains: was this intentional? It breaks existing userspace and should therefore be considered a regression - right? On the other hand, it will never be a problem for RHEL-4/5 kernels, unless the change in 2.6.29 gets backported. Any ideas?
>
> afaik that was unintentional and was probably a mistake.
>
> I wonder how we did that.

<paste>
> [hotplug]# grep sysfs /proc/mounts
> none /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
> /sys /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0

(I wonder how the heck that is accomplished)



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