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authorArjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>2008-09-21 15:44:32 -0700
committerArjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>2008-10-12 08:25:02 -0700
commita364092a412975e506415f77f0628cbdd28c3913 (patch)
parent82cbc11a4146d6a8acd81f81f7fe17387668107f (diff)
raid: make RAID autodetect default a KConfig option
RAID autodetect has the side effect of requiring synchronisation of all device drivers, which can make the boot several seconds longer (I've measured 7 on one of my laptops).... even for systems that don't have RAID setup for the root filesystem (the only FS where this matters). This patch makes the default for autodetect a config option; either way the user can always override via the kernel command line. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Acked-by: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>
2 files changed, 23 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/md/Kconfig b/drivers/md/Kconfig
index 07d92c11b5d..8e72c916535 100644
--- a/drivers/md/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/md/Kconfig
@@ -30,6 +30,20 @@ config BLK_DEV_MD
If unsure, say N.
+ bool "Autodetect RAID arrays during kernel boot"
+ depends on BLK_DEV_MD
+ default y
+ ---help---
+ If you say Y here, then the kernel will try to autodetect raid
+ arrays as part of its boot process.
+ If you don't use raid and say Y, this autodetection can cause
+ a several-second delay in the boot time due to various
+ synchronisation steps that are part of this step.
+ If unsure, say Y.
config MD_LINEAR
tristate "Linear (append) mode"
depends on BLK_DEV_MD
diff --git a/init/do_mounts_md.c b/init/do_mounts_md.c
index c0dfd3c1e91..48b3fadd83e 100644
--- a/init/do_mounts_md.c
+++ b/init/do_mounts_md.c
@@ -12,7 +12,12 @@
* The code for that is here.
-static int __initdata raid_noautodetect, raid_autopart;
+static int __initdata raid_noautodetect;
+static int __initdata raid_noautodetect=1;
+static int __initdata raid_autopart;
static struct {
int minor;
@@ -252,6 +257,8 @@ static int __init raid_setup(char *str)
if (!strncmp(str, "noautodetect", wlen))
raid_noautodetect = 1;
+ if (!strncmp(str, "autodetect", wlen))
+ raid_noautodetect = 0;
if (strncmp(str, "partitionable", wlen)==0)
raid_autopart = 1;
if (strncmp(str, "part", wlen)==0)
@@ -288,7 +295,7 @@ void __init md_run_setup(void)
create_dev("/dev/md0", MKDEV(MD_MAJOR, 0));
if (raid_noautodetect)
- printk(KERN_INFO "md: Skipping autodetection of RAID arrays. (raid=noautodetect)\n");
+ printk(KERN_INFO "md: Skipping autodetection of RAID arrays. (raid=autodetect will force)\n");