usb/138798: [boot] [usb8] 8.0-BETA4 can't boot from USB flash drive [regression]

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at
Thu Jul 1 21:00:54 UTC 2010

On Thursday 01 July 2010 22:30:08 Stef Walter wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR usb/138798; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Stef Walter <stef at>
> To: bug-followup at, sweetnavelorange at
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: usb/138798: [boot] [usb8] 8.0-BETA4 can't boot from USB flash
>  drive [regression]
> Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 15:19:43 -0500
>  Just to confirm, 8.1 still has this problem. Verified that 7.2 works.
>  In my case the I'm booting off a USB stick. The system correctly waits
>  for 'usbbus4'. However the USB stick (da0) is not immediately available
>  once the 'usbbus4' is present. da0 becomes available immediately after
>  the kernel has tried to mount root. The kernel output from da0 is
>  intermingled with the 'ROOT MOUNT ERROR' output.
>  I'm using:
>  FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 #3: Fri Jun 18 21:17:53
>  UTC 2010     root at  amd64
>  Cheers,
>  Stef


There is a tunable 0

Which I think you can set which solves this problem.


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