Bug 432178 - nash sleeps on the job
Summary: nash sleeps on the job
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-09 12:20 UTC by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:57:37 UTC

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Description Tom Horsley 2008-02-09 12:20:54 UTC
Description of problem:

The blank stare after it says "starting redhat nash" has gotten longer and
longer on my system as the fedora release number has gotten bigger. I
was recently told about "bootchart" and after running it, it appears as though
it really is a blank stare with nothing happening for the first 18
seconds of boot time, so I thought I'd report it and see what happens.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Every time I boot.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot system
2. watch blank stare after nash
Actual results:

long delay

Expected results:

quick like a bunny

Additional info:

For a long time I suspected it was waiting for the external USB drive
to spin up, but when I tried bootchart with and without the drive
plugged in, there was no difference. Find the bootchart graphs here:


And here's the hardware info:


P.S. I don't know if kernel is the right component for this, but there wasn't
a component named "nash", so I used kernel.

Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-02-15 03:26:06 UTC
Filing against mkinitrd.

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:57:37 UTC
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