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Bug#649033: linux-image-3.1.0-1-amd64: boot sometimes stuck with "waiting for /dev to be fully populated."


On 2011-11-17 00:52:18 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 01:29:08AM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > The boot sometimes freezes with the message:
> > 
> >   "waiting for /dev to be fully populated."
> > 
> > There was a bug report against udev (bug #606192), which is closed,
> > suggesting a kernel bug if the timeout doesn't occur, which is the
> > case here (with linux-image-3.1.0-1-amd64 3.1.1-1).
> [...]
> Please start the kernel without 'quiet' (the GRUB 'rescue mode'
> entries will do this) so the kernel logs more to the console, and
> send us the resulting messages (a photograph with readable text
> is fine).

It happened yeaterday, for the first time after I removed the 'quiet'
option. There were a few lines about the wifi chipset, and the last
message was:

  iwlagn 0000:0c:00.0: Refused to change power state, currently in D3

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