Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179968
2.6.15-1.1830_FC4 takes a long time to boot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:23 EST
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Description of problem:
System takes a long time to boot. Seems to hang for a long time at:
Intializing hardware... [something else] storage
After about 45 minutes system finishes booting.
I don't know if it's related but several CPUs log a "BUG: write-lock lockup". See dmesg output.
This system is a 4 processor Xeon system with HT enabled. 4 Gig of RAM lots of
SCSI disks configured as SW raid.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.1830_FC4
Actual Results: System takes a long time to boot
Expected Results: System should not hang for a long period in the initializing hardware stage
kernel-smp-2.6.14-1.1656_FC4 did not behave this way
Created attachment 124148 [details]
Created attachment 124149 [details]
Notice the time difference on the first messages from the shutdown to the start
of the next boot.
Created attachment 124150 [details]
Problem seems to have disappeared with 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4smp
Weird. The changelog does not indicate that much changed.
No more delay on boot.
No more BUG: messages.