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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Improve xenbus timeout error message

On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 16:58 +0100, Keir Fraser wrote:
> On 30 Jun 2006, at 16:44, Ewan Mellor wrote:
> >>    The problem is that the timeout occurs before the xennet module can
> >> ever be loaded, which is to be expected. Anything that can be done to
> >> avoid the timeout in this case?
> >
> > The timeout is there to ensure that the boot does not proceed until 
> > all the
> > devices needed during boot are available.  In this case, since it's a 
> > vif, if
> > you were using an NFS root then your boot would presumably fail.
> >
> > If you need to improve this, you will have to have some way to tell 
> > the tools
> > "these devices I need for boot, these I don't", and then have the 
> > tools put a
> > flag in the store so that Xenbus knows that it doesn't need to wait 
> > for them.
> The obvious thing to do here is work out which devices haven't been 
> picked up by any driver, and not wait on those since they are obviously 
> not going to connect! We should either silently ignore those, or maybe 
> print a list of them for information.

        Good point, how about this patch then?


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