The systemd commit below can delay firmware loading by multiple minutes if CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER=y. Unfortunately no one noticed that the systemd-udev change would break new kernels as well as old kernels.
Since the kernel apparently can't count on reasonable userspace support, turn this thing off by default. commit a3bd8447be4ea2ce230eb8ae0e815c04d85fa15a Author: Tom Gundersen <t...@jklm.no> Date: Mon Mar 18 15:12:18 2013 +0100 udev: make firmware loading optional and disable by default Distros that whish to support old kernels should set --with-firmware-dirs="/usr/lib/firmware/updates:/usr/lib/firmware" to retain the old behaviour. --- drivers/base/Kconfig | 15 +++++++++++---- drivers/firmware/Kconfig | 1 - 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-) diff --git a/drivers/base/Kconfig b/drivers/base/Kconfig index 5daa259..de3903e 100644 --- a/drivers/base/Kconfig +++ b/drivers/base/Kconfig @@ -146,13 +146,20 @@ config EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR config FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER bool "Fallback user-helper invocation for firmware loading" depends on FW_LOADER - default y + default n help This option enables / disables the invocation of user-helper (e.g. udev) for loading firmware files as a fallback after the - direct file loading in kernel fails. The user-mode helper is - no longer required unless you have a special firmware file that - resides in a non-standard path. + direct file loading in kernel fails. + + Since March 2013, a default udev build does not understand + firmware loading requests. These udev versions will not + even indicate failure; instead they cause long timeouts. + This can dramatically slow down the boot process. + + Say Y only if you have special firmware-loading requirements + and if you have a non-standard helper that will handle these + requests. config DEBUG_DRIVER bool "Driver Core verbose debug messages" diff --git a/drivers/firmware/Kconfig b/drivers/firmware/Kconfig index 07478728..9387630 100644 --- a/drivers/firmware/Kconfig +++ b/drivers/firmware/Kconfig @@ -64,7 +64,6 @@ config DELL_RBU tristate "BIOS update support for DELL systems via sysfs" depends on X86 select FW_LOADER - select FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER help Say m if you want to have the option of updating the BIOS for your DELL system. Note you need a Dell OpenManage or Dell Update package (DUP) -- 126.96.36.199 _______________________________________________ systemd-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel