Re: [PATCH] MMC: Flush mmc workqueue late in the boot sequence

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On Sun, 13 May 2007 15:34:51 +0200
Pierre Ossman <[email protected]> wrote:

> > I'm not sure how many embedded people actually know how to build an
> > initrd for a custom board.
> >   
> All the ones I have on my desk right now use initrd. ;)

Ok, I guess we'll just have to look into that, then.

> I had a chat with David Woodhouse and Segher Boessenkool and I think we have
> another approach. Basically, we move the waiting which would normally go into
> the initrd and move it into the kernel. So you get something like:
> "Waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p1..."
> The only problem here is if the device never shows up, but if that was the case
> you would previously get a panic, so it should not be any worse.

Indeed, it will even be pretty obvious what happened, and the user can
probably just insert a card at that point to get a working system.

> Does that sound like something that would work for you? From my point of view
> it's a much cleaner solution that has the benefit of not being tied into a
> certain subsystem (i.e. this would "fix" usb aswell).

Yes, that would definitely work.

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