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[Bug 1259861] Re: 5-10 second delay in kernel boot


I have uploaded some modified initramfs-tools packages to my PPA:


With the version in my PPA, the initramfs init script now has a new
initramfs_ip parameter in addition to the existing ip parameter.  The
initramfs treats the initramfs_ip parameter the same as the ip
parameter.  Using initramfs_ip=* instead of ip=* avoids the 12 second
kernel delay that comes from the kernel processing the ip=* parameter.

To eliminate the boot delay:
  1. run:
         sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rhansen/bug1259861
         sudo apt-get update
         sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  2. edit /etc/default/grub and change your ip=* argument to
  3. run:
         sudo update-grub

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  5-10 second delay in kernel boot

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Bug description:
  In Trusty I see a big delay while the kernel boots that I did not see back in Precise.
  Some people have been experiencing this in Saucy too, so I don't know exactly when it started happening.
  Excerpt from dmesg:
  [    3.740100] Switched to clocksource tsc
  [   14.208118] PM: Hibernation image not present or could not be loaded.
  [   14.208885] Freeing unused kernel memory: 864K (c19ac000 - c1a84000)

  The exact messages above don't matter, they are different on different boots or on different machines.
  It even happens with e.g. 
  $ sudo kvm -m 768 -cdrom trusty-desktop-i386.iso

  My current kernel is
  Linux server 3.12.0-7-generic #15-Ubuntu SMP Sun Dec 8 23:42:09 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
  ...but the exact version, maybe from 3.8 to 3.12+, shouldn't matter, just run `dmesg` yourself and check if there's a big delay there.

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