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UDEV issues

On 01/07/2010 12:35 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I'm trying to get one of our servers to boot with 64GB. One of the
> servers won't recognize 4GB DIMMs, but after switching to another broke=
> server we were able to get it up to 53GB with a good boot (RHEL 5.2),
> but after adding an additional SATA and replacing the 4 remaining 1GB
> DIMMs, the kernel boots fine, but we hang on udev. I've got a few other=

> things I might try, but I am looking for some other ideas. This is an
> Intel whitebox with a Supermicro X7DB8+ MB currently flashed at BIOS
> 2.1. I may reflash it to 2.1a and possibly remove the second SATA.
>  =20
I've been doing more checking. Note that in RHEL you can turn on udev
debugging as a kernel argument (udevdebug).
First, I've determined that the culprit is udevsettle that resides in
This is a hard hang, and setting a timeout value does nothing (eg.
udevtimeout=3D180). With udevdebug set I have a number of messages showin=
that some of the udev tasks have completed, but I have not been able to
track them to a device. The only way to access the script is to boot
into the rescue. I've also determined that removing the additional 2
SATA drives makes no difference. I've disabled both the serial, parallel
and floppy ports in the BIOS. I've also set the noapic and acpi=3Doff
kernel flags.

I'm going to try to just replace the udevsettle with with a sleep
command for about 3 minutes. I'd like to know what device we're hanging
on because I could rewrite the rules.

Also I have 3 other servers running in the same hardware configuration
with no problems.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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