Boot delay, probably caused by fdc

Lukas Ertl le at
Thu Sep 8 15:01:11 PDT 2005


just for the record, I'm seeing a newly introduced delay of several 
minutes when booting an SMP machine (HP DL380 G3) on -CURRENT.  The boot 
process pauses right at this point:

SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #2 Launched!

... several minutes nothing.  Then the boot process resumes normally:

Trying to mount root from .....

Booting verbosely and setting kern.geom.debugflags at the loader prompt 
reveals that during this break the GEOM taste process for the (empty) fd0
floppy device happens.

Disabling the floppy controller in the BIOS makes the boot delay go away.


Lukas Ertl               
le at           

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