Subject: kern/28582: root device prompt blocks USB thread and doesn't accept entry from a USB keyboard
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/08/2004 00:15:00
>Synopsis: root device prompt blocks USB thread and doesn't accept entry from a USB keyboard
>Arrival-Date: Wed Dec 08 00:15:00 +0000 2004
>Originator: Chris Tribo
NetBSD columbia.dtcc.edu 2.0 NetBSD 2.0 (GENERIC) #0: Wed Dec 1 17:45:15 EST 2004 email@example.com:/usr/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
When using a USB keyboard, and the kernel prompts you for a root device typing on the usb keyboard does nothing. If I unplug it and plug it back in nothing happens. However if I plug a PS/2 keyboard in and fill out the root device, dump device and filesystem information. When I hit enter the USB events from me unplugging and plugging the keyboard back in fire and then it attempts to mount the file system.
Boot with a USB keyboard to a kernel that prompts you for the root device and attempt to type it in.
My guess is that something is spl'ing itself higher than the USB code when it prompts for a root device.