Re: rootdelay=9 kernal option - why?
On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:12:03 -0400, francis picabia wrote:
> On most of my older systems, I've needed to add the option rootdelay=9
> to make the system boot when upgrading to the kernel and such for
> squeeze. Without it, the root file system is not found and it drops you
> into the initramfs prompt.
Mmm, yes, it is documented:
4.6.3. Boot timing issues
> I've fixed this on about 5 or more systems, and it has come to the point
> where I have to wonder why does the kernel present this problem? Why
> not have a safer default? The solution isn't hard, but it seems
> pointless to break the boot up
> for so many systems. Really an issue for kernel devs, but I suppose the
> for Squeeze could possibly use some sort of magic to guess when it might
> be needed.
I would ask at Debian kernel mailing list.
> Can rootdelay=9 cause any problems?
A delayed booting (+9 s)? :-)