During boot with Redhat 5.9, the system hangs for about 45
seconds after printing "INIT: version 2.74 booting". Then it
prints "NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux..." and
pauses for another 15 seconds or so before continuing on
with the boot messages.
Try upgrading to the latest initscripts (3.96-4); it's
available at ftp.redhat.com/starbuck & rawhide.redhat.com.
Does that fix your problem?
Nope. I upgraded to the very newest (initscripts-3.96-5), and the long
delay at that certain point still occurs during boot. I'm not sure
what the system could possibly be doing.
Is this directly after it enters runlevel 3/5, and
before it starts any services, or is it between
Apparently the long delay is immediately after it enters runlevel 3,
before any services begin.
Actually, the init-2.74 is before it even goes into
a runlevel - is it before the 'Activating swap partitions'
Yeah. The sequence is like this:
INIT: version 2.74 booting
[~45 second pause]
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0
[~15 second pause]
Activating swap partitions
[no pause; rest of boot messages display]
Weird. Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, so the first line
and the three lines after "# Rerun ourselves through initlog"
are commented out.
What lines is it hanging between?
It's hanging before any of that output is spewed onto the screen. With
your changes, it's just about the same sequence as before: INIT, big
pause, NET4, pause, then a bunch of output from rc.sysinit scrolls by
OK. You can revert those changes, then.
- rpm -V initscripts, rpm -V SysVinit show anything strange
(aside from the rc.sysinit you just edited)
- what kernel are you running?
For rpm -V SysVinit, nothing.
For rpm -V initscripts:
S.5....T c /etc/ppp/ip-down
S.5....T c /etc/ppp/ip-up
S.5....T c /etc/rc.d/rc.local
.......T c /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
S.5....T c /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo
All of these (except for ifcfg-lo) are changes I've made myself, and
these particular scripts shouldn't even be running at the time INIT is
displayed during boot, right? They come later on in the boot process.
correct. What kernel are you running - is it a RH one,
or one you compiled yourself?
A 2.2.3 kernel I compiled myself. I probably should have mentioned
that. However, it's pretty standard. The only halfway exotic thing in
it is framebuffer support.
I'm getting some errors during boot (later on) about devpts.o
unresolved symbols. Could this error be in any way causing the lengthy
pause after INIT?
no, that shouldn't be a problem. Can you try booting
with a Red Hat kernel just to see if it still hangs?
The hang goes away with a stock 2.2.3-5 Redhat kernel. Odd. The hang
only started happening after I switched from Redhat 5.2 to Starbuck.
I booted with the kernel you sent and also one compiled
with the same .config file - no hang. One thing
I might suggest is to see what happens if you
compiled Unix domain sockets in instead of making
it a module. Other than that, I'm not sure what's
happening on your system.