Package: linux-source-2.6.25
Version: 2.6.25-6
Followup-For: Bug #484594

Sorry, I didn't seem to get the reply to this... Doesn't the BTS
automatically respond to the submitter without a CC: needing to be
set?

>On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 02:17:31PM +1000, Tim Connors wrote:
>> 2.6.25 is very slow to boot on both my i686 (debian 2.6.25-2-686) and
>> amd64 (debian source 2.6.25-4) machines. I suspect this may have been
>> happening for 2.6.24 as well, but I will need to go back and check.

>
>Please show the console output, not the kernel log. The device-mapper
>module is loaded in the initramfs, so the machine already runs userspace
>code while it got stuck.


I don't understand what you mean? How do I copy the console output
once it scrolls past the scrollback buffer?


Also, device mapper was just a hunch. Now I don't think device mapper
has anything to do with it: The latest output is this on the 2.6.25-6
machine built from debian sources:

....
[ 4.095383] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[ 4.105631] sda1 sda2 sda3 < sda5 sda6 sda7<6>usb 6-2: USB disconnect, address 2
[ 4.157337] sda8 >
[ 4.157576] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[ 4.439143] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.13.0-ioctl (2007-10-18) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[ 4.510946] usb 7-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 4.644381] usb 7-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 86.686411] PM: Starting manual resume from disk
[ 86.234538] EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
[ 86.234542] EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
[ 86.619607] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
....

The other machine also pauses somewhere around those USB messages.
I'm wondering if its the CONFIG_USB_PERSIST I have set on both
machines. It appeared about when I first came across this problem,
but I'm not in a position right now to reboot either machine and test.

>You seems to use initramfs-tools, which should provide some output on
>the console during its work.


Again, I'm not sure I know what you mean. initramfs-tools is just
brought in by the debian linux image packages, and I haven't noticed
any output it makes that is different compared to booting an upstream
kernel.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages linux-source-2.6.25 depends on:
ii binutils 2.18.1~cvs20080103-7 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii bzip2 1.0.5-0.1 high-quality block-sorting file co

Versions of packages linux-source-2.6.25 recommends:
ii gcc 4:4.3.1-2 The GNU C compiler
ii libc6-dev [libc-dev] 2.7-12 GNU C Library: Development Librari
ii make 3.81-5 The GNU version of the "make" util

-- no debconf information



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