udevsettle takes 33.5 seconds on 2.6.25 master kernels

Denver Gingerich denver at ossguy.com
Sun May 25 00:06:00 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 10:42 PM, Denver Gingerich <denver at ossguy.com> wrote:
> Using any of the 2.6.25 master kernels (tested specifically
> 20080501.3, 20080501.2, and 20080430.1), the /sbin/udevsettle command
> in the udev startup script takes about 33.5 seconds to complete.  The
> 33.5-second pause occurs after the following kernel log lines have
> been printed to the screen:
> ...
> libertas: eth0: Marvell WLAN 802.11 adapter
> libertas: PREP_CMD: command 0x0074 failed: 2
> usb8xxx: Firmware does not seem to support PS mode
> usbcore: registered new interface driver usb8xxx
> I am using Ubuntu so /sbin/udevsettle is called from /etc/init.d/udev.
>  On the default Fedora install, /sbin/udevsettle is called from
> /sbin/start_udev.
> /sbin/udevsettle takes less than 3 seconds on the 2.6.22-20080123.4
> master kernel.

This issue is also present in the 2.6.26-rc3 master kernel with the
same kernel log and behavior.

I have not yet tried Yokoy's suggestion to remove ide-generic and make
ata-generic the default.  I will look into that and report back with
the results.


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