Abnormal long pause in boot

Scott Long scottl at freebsd.org
Mon Jan 5 11:43:54 PST 2004

On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Don Lewis wrote:
> On  5 Jan, Doug White wrote:
> > On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Ryan Sommers wrote:
> >
> >> I rebuilt my CURRENT kernel last week and ever since then I was noticing
> >> a very long pause in the boot that wasn't in there before. Here is the
> >> dmesg chunk on a boot -v:
> >
> > Some ATA controllers need some extra handholding and can take a while to
> > probe.
> >
> > The stuff after the delay is firewire though, so it might be FW trying to
> > initialize the channel.
> My laptop has this problem.  The delay goes away if I remove firewire
> from the kernel.  I don't have anything to plug into the port anyway.

Maybe it is the SCSI subsystem waiting to probe for SCSI-over-Firewire
devices?  Do you have the sbp, scbus, etc, devices in your kernel?


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