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Date:	Fri, 04 Nov 2011 22:38:44 -0400
From:	Trond Myklebust <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: NFSROOT mount fails on SPARC after 2.6.37

On Fri, 2011-11-04 at 22:03 -0400, David Miller wrote: 
> Should be fixed by:
> commit 3fb72f1e6e6165c5f495e8dc11c5bbd14c73385c
> Author: Micha Nelissen <>
> Date:   Thu May 19 10:14:06 2011 +0000
>     ipconfig wait for carrier
>     v3 -> v4: fix return boolean false instead of 0 for ic_is_init_dev
>     Currently the ip auto configuration has a hardcoded delay of 1 second.
>     When (ethernet) link takes longer to come up (e.g. more than 3 seconds),
>     nfs root may not be found.
>     Remove the hardcoded delay, and wait for carrier on at least one network
>     device.

What will happen if there is more than one NIC, but only one if those
NICs is being configured with a static IP address (i.e. no auto

Trond Myklebust
Linux NFS client maintainer


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