Re: [Devfs related] devfsd servise start does not complete

Richard Gooch (
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 16:12:07 -0700

Luuk van der Duim writes:
> During boot services are being started and 'devfsd', the first service,
> does not finish on recent 2.5 kernels.
> My devfsd version is: v1.3.25
> (Which works fine with 2.4.x kernels.)
> I have tried earlier 2.5 kernels like 2.5.2 but they had 'other
> problems'.
> 2.5.6-dj2 seemed to work fine.
> (I ran into other problems regarding my mouse but that is another
> story..)
> 2.5.7-vanille: devfsd does not finish
> 2.5.7-dj1: devfsd does not finish
> 2.5.7-dj2: devfsd does not finish

Interesting. How about plain 2.5.6: does devfsd hang there as well?
Also check 2.4.19-pre5 both with and without devfs-patch-v199.11.
Since there appears to have been some change that has broken things,
you'll need to narrow down the particular pre-patch that caused the
breakage. Also, I'll need to see a list of processes currently running
when the hang occurs, plus an strace of devfsd.


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