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Re: [PATCH][RHEL5.4] sleep for N seconds before getting ks file (#460566)



On Tuesday, May 26 2009, Jeffrey Bastian said:
> At least 3 customers have reported issues with reading the kickstart  
> file from a USB device (hard drive, flash thumb drive, and CD-ROM).  It  
> appears the problem is simply some devices are slow to initialize after  
> loading the usb-storage.ko driver, and anaconda doesn't wait long enough  
> before trying to read from them.  See
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460566
>
> The attached patch adds a kssleep=N command line option to sleep for N  
> seconds before attempting to read the kickstart file.

Rather than yet another command line parameter, I wonder if we'd be
better off to just backoff and try a second and third time.  How long is
typically being needed to sleep and wait?

Jeremy


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