Long boot delay probing hardware

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Jun 6 11:33:24 UTC 2007

On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 19:40:00 -0400
Jim Dever <jdever at triad.rr.com> wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> >>>> ata2: port failed to respond (30 secs, Status 0xd0)
> >>>> ata2: soft resetting port
> >>>> ata2.01: failed to IDENTIFY (device reports illegal type, err_mask=0x0)
> >>>> ata2.01: revalidation failed (errno=-22)
> > 
> > On reset your hardware isn't reporting a consistent type which is
> > confusing the kernel trying to identify what it is.
> > 
> True.  This is because support for Onstream (a company now bankrupt)
> tape drive was removed from the latest kernel.  I'd be happy if I could

No. Its nothing to do with that. The hardware is doing something very
strange and enough to confuse the newer driver layer.

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