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Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jun 1 11:58:37 PDT 2006


Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Matthew Burgess wrote:
> 
>> Should this probing of hardware in a separate thread be reported as a 
>> bug to the driver maintainers, or is it a feature?
> 
> This is a feature :(
> 
> <FUD probability="nonzero">
> Moreover, in linux-2.6.18 SCSI scanning will be asynchronous by default 
> (i.e., in a kernel thread), and this means inability to boot from slow 
> SCSI devices like big hardware RAID arrays without initramfs.
> </FUD>

:-(

> The patch is OK. I give you the permission to release a new version of 
> udev config tarball identical to the current one without the "bug" rule 
> and without nvidia rules.

Thanks Alexander.  DJ, Archaic, would you mind applying the relevant 
patches and rolling new tarballs for bootscripts and udev-config please.

Regards,

Matt.




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