[E3-hacking] Why won't my E3 boot?
matt.callow at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 12:21:59 BST 2006
Matthew Garrett wrote:
> This is something of a guess, but:
> Building drivers into the kernel doesn't guarantee the order that
> they'll be initialised in, and the kernel won't block on enumerating the
> USB bus. If you have the camera module built-in, then it may end up
> altering timing in such a way that the USB device doesn't get bound
> until after the kernel has done IP config. The standard way around this
> is to have a ramdisk that loops until the expected devices are found.
Interesting theory. So maybe I should try booting from a ramdisk and
then see if the Ethernet works after root has been mounted. That should
tell me if it's a timing issue or a more serious problem re: interaction
of the camera driver and usb
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