Re: udev taking a long time during startup

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 04:57:04 EST

On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 00:16 -0700, Piet Delaney wrote:
> We were wondering why there is a 60 second delay on our systems
> from the time that the kernel releases memory and the file system
> is checked.
> I dropped into kgdb during this period and found that an init
> script, S10udev in our case, was sleeping in sys_nanosleep()
> or sys_wait4(). Looks like thread/process S10udev forks udevstart
> which forks udev which appears to be sleeping or waiting every time
> I check in on it; Seems terribly wasteful.
> udev seems to be a utility for hotplug and configured
> with /etc/udev/udev.conf. Since we have no hot plug devices
> I wonder if it really has to be called on every startup. On
> solaris the device nodes are only re-established if you boot
> with a -r option.
> I never see any children of udev, so I wonder why it's
> calling wait4() and nanosleep() so often.

You may check with your distro, that sounds like a broken setup. And
please ask further questions on: linux-hotplug-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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