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Re: Making boot process wait for recognition of device

On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 09:56 +0100, Arnaud Delobelle wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> [snip]
> > 
> > have you tried just adding  "rootdelay=<seconds>" on the kenrel command
> > line ?
> > 
> No I haven't !  Thanks a lot for the tip, I didn't know about this 
> kernel parameter.  I'll try it at once, I knew my use of initrd was a 
> vast overkill... OTOH now that I know something about initrd's I might 
> revert to a stock 2.6.8 kernel with a custom initrd !
> I have two remaining problems with my firewire drive:
> 	* sometimes after my laptop wakes from sleep, the connection to the HD 
> seems lost (no access to root filesystem anymore :( ).  I haven't 
> investigated this yet as it's my first installation of linux on a laptop 
> (and on ppc)

This is unfortunately a well known problem. The firewire layer in linux
lacks proper sleep/wakeup support for now.

> 	* The kernel doesn't see the firewire HD when I power on the computer, 
> only when I reboot it (but Open Firmware does see it in both cases). 
> This really puzzles me...

Yes,  that is weird. You should send a dmesg output after power up to
the linux-1394 mailing list. Folks there might have a clue...


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