kernel26-22.214.171.124-2 - Hey! No more hang on boot on module load -- cool.
On 09/18/2010 10:47 AM, Chris Bannister wrote:
What problems where you experiencing? Im having similar issues.
I have had a number of lock-on-boot issues with the past few kernels on both my
laptop and test server. The information is scatters over a several month period
of time on the list and in closed bug FS#20200. But basically, after updating to
the 2.6.34-x kernels through 2.6.35-2, my boxes would lock when the 'module
load' would take place stopping the output at "Setting up UTF-8 Mode" on the
screen. (I think module load is the next step)
Further, it was incredibly frustrating because if I rebuilt mkinitcpio the box
would boot the '1st' time after the initramfs build, but then hang on every boot
thereafter (apparently some additional config takes place on 1st boot that would
cause hangs on all subsequent boots).
That got better with 2.6.35-(1 or 2) or so, but then the usbhid-ups driver
would cause the boot to hang for 120 sec until the timeout occurred and then
boot would continue but usb would be dead (no USB mouse, no usb ups interface).
The frustrating thing here was it only happened ~ 50% of the time. No config
changes and ... sometimes usb would be find ... other times it would hang,
timeout and fail.
So far with 2.6.35-4-2 all seems to be working. I don't know the technical
reasons behind the failures, but you can look at the following threads for more
[arch-general] kernel26-126.96.36.199 - won't boot - stuck at "Setting up UTF-8 mode"
[Downgrade to kernel26-2.6.34-2 OK]
July 11, 2010
[arch-general] kernel26 188.8.131.52-1 ALSO hardlocks my box on boot??
Aug. 3, 2010
[arch-general] Update to 184.108.40.206-1 & LTS 220.127.116.11-1 killed dmraid box??
Aug. 16, 2010
[arch-general] 18.104.22.168-1 still hangs waiting on udev with usbhid errors
Sept. 1, 2010
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