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Re: Speeding up autoconf on PCs

On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 10:08:38AM +0900, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 07:28:37PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> > This patch uses kthreads to absorb delays during autoconf, speeding up the
> > boot process quite a bit. Comments?
> That means the chance of undeterministic attach order increases, doesn't
> it? What about output to the console, that might be interwoven as well?

I'm not saying we shouldn't do something about the order, but one of the 
things we're doing with devfs is to add locator info. As we enhance our 
"locator" support, it should get good enough that devices will still get 
found correctly regardless of probe order. i.e. we use specific locators 
to fix everything up.

Take care,


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