RHEL 5 on 2950's slooooow boot.

John Hodrien johnh at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Fri Jun 8 03:10:57 CDT 2007

On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, clockwork at sigsys.org wrote:

> So RHEL5 (with xen) works fine on 2850's, however boot times on 2950's is
> horribly slow. I figured this might be the good old acpi issue that can be
> worked around via acpi=off being passed to the kernel. However that does not
> seem to solve the issue. The system takes forever at the "Starting system
> message bus" point. (more than 15 minutes).  Does anybody have any ideas
> what could be causing this ? 6 2850's work fine, all 4 2950's I have rhel 5
> installed on exhibit the same problem. Nothing of note sticks out in the
> logs, and it eventually does start alright.
> Any ideas ?

RHEL5 (non-xen) works fine on our 2950 with no delays whatsoever.


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