Bug 611251 - Slow Reboot on Fedora 13
Summary: Slow Reboot on Fedora 13
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-04 13:39 UTC by Michael Tughan
Modified: 2011-06-27 19:24 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 19:24:56 UTC
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Smolt Profile (7.73 KB, text/plain)
2010-07-04 13:39 UTC, Michael Tughan
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Description Michael Tughan 2010-07-04 13:39:26 UTC
Created attachment 429370 [details]
Smolt Profile

Description of problem:
When rebooting, it seems to take a long time to return back to the BIOS. The shutdown takes a lot less time. The steps I see it go through on reboot:

1) Desktop disappears, splash screen appears with "Restarting..." in the top-left corner
2) Splash stays up for about 15 seconds, then the screen turns off
3) Screen turns back on after about half a second, with a black screen with a non-flashing text cursor in the top-left corner.
4) After around 17 seconds of black, the screen turns off again, and then the BIOS splash appears.

The shutdown routine also goes through the black screen, but is typically around 3 seconds in all.

From my experience, the problem would seem to be in the kernel, but there's no messages logged during the period with the black screen, so nothing to work off of there.

Fedora has all its packages updated from the stable repos as of July 4, 2010

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to System->Shutdown, and click Restart.
2. Wait for splash to disappear.
3. Wait some more for the black screen to disappear.
Actual results:
Reboot takes around 30-35 seconds total, while shutdown is about half that time. Startup is much quicker, at around 8-10 seconds.

Expected results:
Reboot should take around the same time as shutdown to get to the BIOS. Right now, I can do a clean shutdown from the GNOME menu, wait for it to shutdown, manually press the power button to restart, and save myself around 10 seconds.

Additional info:
Smolt profile attached. No kernel messages to attach because no messages are logged during the problem time.

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