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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: [Solved] Waiting for uevents to be processed ... Forever Reply with quote

Emerge --sync --update yesterday caused my x86 system to freeze at 'Waiting for uevents to be processed ...'. Checked Bugzilla, searched forums, reviewed elogs.. nothing except rm old udev lib and 70-persistent-net rule which I did.

Part of my problem is 'Waiting for uevents to be processed ...' never indicates what event is failing. Is there a way to get more verbosity with udev? Yesterday, the only udev update was for virtual-udev (197-r2 I think) but I don't use sys-fs/eudev (should I ??). Today, sync brought sys-fs/udev up to version 200 but that doesn't solve my problem.


Is anybody else in this boat?

Thanks..


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shrike,

did you respect all hints given in the latest news?

Quote:

2013-03-29-udev-upgrade
Title udev upgrade from 197 (or older) to 200 (or newer)
Author Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@gentoo.org>
Posted 2013-03-29
Revision 1

This will replace the earlier news item of udev 197 upgrade,
and describe the predictable networking names to more detail.

If you skip these four phases, either your system won't boot or
networking will be down, or both.
Pay attention also to every message printed by emerge of sys-fs/udev
and sys-fs/udev-init-scripts as this news item may not be complete.

1. Removed init script:

Remove udev-postmount init script from runlevels.

2. DEVTMPFS support, both kernel and fstab:

CONFIG_DEVTMPFS=y kernel option must be enabled (and for that you need
at least kernel 2.6.32) see gentoo udev guide[1] for menuconfig
example.

If you have own line for /dev in /etc/fstab, make sure it's also
fstype 'devtmpfs' and not fstype 'tmpfs' or remove the entire line
since it's automounted without entry there anyway.

[1] http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/udev-guide.xml

3. Old networking rules:

If the system still has old network interface renaming rules in
/etc/udev/rules.d, like 70-persistent-net.rules, those will need
to be either modified or removed.

If you choose to modify them, you must use free namespace (like net*
or internet*) instead of kernel namespace (like eth* or wlan*)
because in-place renaming has been deprecated, see small
documentation of it if you like[1]

The file 70-persistent-net.rules, like the 70-persistent-cd.rules
should be removed, so if you modify, rename the file also to something
else like 70-my-network.rules to silence the deprecation warning coming
from end of sys-fs/udev emerge.

This is the old format with reserved namespace:

SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", ATTR{address}=="xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx",
NAME="eth0"
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", ATTR{address}=="yy:yy:yy:yy:yy:yy",
NAME="eth1"

This is the new format with free namespace:

SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", ATTR{address}=="xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx",
NAME="net0"
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", ATTR{address}=="yy:yy:yy:yy:yy:yy",
NAME="net1"

4. The predictable network interface naming:

If /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-name-slot.rules is a empty file, or if it's
a symlink to /dev/null, the new names will be disabled and kernel will
do all the interface naming, and the resulting names will vary by kernel
and hardware configuration, and may vary by kernel version.

Also, the forementioned old 70-persistent-net.rules might interfere with
the new enabling of the new predictable interface names!

You can get attributes of your networking interfaces using following
example command (replace eth0 with your current interface name):

# udevadm test-builtin net_id /sys/class/net/eth0 2> /dev/null

You can copy /lib/udev/rules.d/80-net-name-slot.rules to
/etc/udev/rules.d and specify what attributes and in which order
gets used for naming. See upstream wiki[2] for detailed list
of options.

You can prepare the system this way for the new names before booting,
like renaming /etc/init.d/net.* symlinks.

The feature can also be completely disabled using net.ifnames=0 kernel
commandline option.

If you only have one interface card, you don't necessarily have much
use for this feature as the name almost always stays at eth0, you can
easily disable it using forementioned methods.

In a normal new installation there are no files in /etc/udev/rules.d
and if you haven't edited any files you have in there, you should most
likely backup and delete them all if they don't belong to any packages.

This feature can also replace the functionality of sys-apps/biosdevname,
but you can still keep using it if you want.

The official wiki has dedicated page for udev upgrade notes[3].

[1] http://www.kernel.org/doc/htmldocs/device-drivers/
API-device-rename.html
[2] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/
PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames
[3] http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Udev/upgrade


and did you already once using this command while on your upgrade path before:
Code:
emerge -av1 $(qfile -q -S -C /usr/lib/udev)


Much success, Andy.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using USE="-*" or is USE flag "firmware-loader" otherwise enabled or disabled for >=sys-fs/udev-200? I've heard problems with it disabled, which has something to do with the kernel failing to load the firmware while it's supposed to be able to (?)
Enable it and the delay should go away

This is just educated guess!

And you can always enable more logging from /etc/rc.conf, /etc/udev/udev.conf, /etc/conf.d/udev, for extra output in /var/log/messages and 2 more udev logs in /run directory.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Randy Andy,

Thanks. I did read that news but I'm not sure if I removed udev-postmount from any run level. I don't see udev-postmount in /etc/init.d/.

The command 'emerge -av1 $(qfile -q -S -C /usr/lib/udev)' errors out presumably because 'qfile -q -S -C /usr/lib/udev' returns no result or match.


ssuominen,

I am not using 'USE="-*"' in make.conf and the 'firmware-loader' shows enabled

Code:

(chroot) sysresccd linux # eix sys-fs/udev
[I] sys-fs/udev
     Available versions:  [M]171-r10 197-r8^t ~198-r6^t ~199-r1^t 200^t **9999^t {{acl action_modeswitch build debug doc edd extras +firmware-loader floppy gudev hwdb introspection keymap +kmod +openrc +rule_generator selinux static-libs test}}
     Installed versions:  200^t(12:12:49 PM 03/30/2013)(acl firmware-loader kmod openrc -doc -gudev -hwdb -introspection -keymap -selinux -static-libs)
     Homepage:            http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd
     Description:         Linux dynamic and persistent device naming support (aka userspace devfs)


I did review /etc/udev/udev.conf and manned udev(7). But the point I tried to make is it would help to see what 'uevent' is being processed during bootup. I can only guess what is causing the problem. When the boot process freezes like this my only option is the reset button, ACPId is apparently not available for a graceful shutdown. Beg pardon for not being clear.

FWIW in a chroot:

Code:

(chroot) sysresccd linux # emerge --info
Portage 2.1.11.55 (default/linux/x86/13.0, gcc-4.5.4, glibc-2.15-r3, 3.0.25-std260-i586 i686)
=================================================================
System uname: Linux-3.0.25-std260-i586-i686-VIA_C7_Processor_1000MHz-with-gentoo-2.1
KiB Mem:      959656 total,    705976 free
KiB Swap:    1046524 total,   1046524 free
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:30:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.22
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p37
dev-lang/python:          2.7.3-r3, 3.2.3-r2
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.1-r1
sys-apps/openrc:          0.11.8
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.11.6
sys-devel/binutils:       2.22-r1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.5.4, 4.6.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r4
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.7 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.15-r3
Repositories: gentoo
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86"
ACCEPT_LICENSE="* -@EULA"
CBUILD="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /usr/share/openvpn/easy-rsa"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -pipe"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
FFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -pipe"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/gentoo http://gentoo.mirrors.pair.com/ http://gentoo.mirrors.tds.net/gentoo"
LANG="en_US.utf8"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
MAKEOPTS="-j1"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_CONFIGROOT="/"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY=""
SYNC="rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="acl acpi bash-completion berkdb bindist bzip2 cli cracklib crypt cxx dbus dri fortran gdbm gpm iconv ipv6 modules mpi mudflap ncurses nls nptl openmp pam pcre readline session ssl tcpd udev unicode usb x86 zlib" ABI_X86="32" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1 emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" OFFICE_IMPLEMENTATION="libreoffice" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18 ruby19" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="fbdev glint intel mach64 mga nouveau nv r128 radeon savage sis tdfx trident vesa via vmware dummy v4l" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Unset:  CPPFLAGS, CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, INSTALL_MASK, LC_ALL, PORTAGE_BUNZIP2_COMMAND, PORTAGE_COMPRESS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS, PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS, USE_PYTHON



Many thanks for your help,

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi shrike.

shrike wrote:

The command 'emerge -av1 $(qfile -q -S -C /usr/lib/udev)' errors out presumably because 'qfile -q -S -C /usr/lib/udev' returns no result or match.


Then it's not necessary or already fixed. :wink:
Same behaviour here, but few versions ago it works in this way, and seems to be necessary during the upgrade path to the actual version 200.

Could you please show us additional, while in your chroot enviroment, l the output of
cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep DEVTMPFS
cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep FIRMWARE
and your fstab for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Randy Andy,

BTW, my kernel version is 3.5.7. I should also mention that I enabled reiserfs as a module on the day (03-29) this problem started. But running the previous kernel also freezes at 'uevents' so I don't think the reiserfs module is the issue. Still, it would be easy to remove the reiserfs module and boot with the old kernel.

Here's the .config and fstab:

Code:

(chroot) sysresccd / # grep DEVTMPFS /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_DEVTMPFS=y
CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT=y


(chroot) sysresccd / # grep FIRMWARE /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD=y
# CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL is not set
CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE=""
# CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID is not set
CONFIG_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP=y
# CONFIG_GOOGLE_FIRMWARE is not set


(chroot) sysresccd / # cat /etc/fstab
/dev/sda1      /boot      ext2      noauto,noatime   1 2
/dev/sda3      /      ext3      noatime      0 1
/dev/sda2      none      swap      sw      0 0
/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom   auto      noauto,ro   0 0
# /dev/fd0      /mnt/floppy   auto      noauto      0 0


My next avenue of inquiry will be the packages that were upgraded starting with kmod I think. Review change logs, readme's.

Elogv for 03-29 (nwipe and viaideinfo are new installs, all else upgrades):

Code:

* app-crypt/nwipe-0.14 - 03/29/2013
* sys-block/viaideinfo-0.5 - 03/29/2013
* sys-apps/hwids-20130302 - 03/29/2013
* sys-apps/util-linux-2.22.2 - 03/29/2013
* virtual/udev-197-r2 - 03/29/2013
* sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.7.10 - 03/29/2013
* dev-lang/python-2.7.3-r3 - 03/29/2013
* dev-lang/python-3.2.3-r2 - 03/29/2013
* sys-apps/kmod-12-r1 - 03/29/2013
* net-misc/openntpd-20080406 - 03/29/2013
* dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.28-r1 - 03/29/2013
* sys-kernel/linux-headers-3.7 - 03/29/2013
* sys-process/procps-3.3.4 - 03/29/2013
* app-admin/eselect-python-20111108 - 03/29/2013
* sys-apps/man-pages-3.47 - 03/29/2013
* app-admin/eselect-1.3.4 - 03/29/2013
* sys-devel/gettext-0.18.2 - 03/29/2013
* sys-devel/bc-1.06.95 - 03/29/2013
* dev-python/python-exec-0.2 - 03/29/2013
* sys-libs/timezone-data-2012j - 03/29/2013
* sys-apps/portage-2.1.11.55 - 03/29/2013
* sys-fs/zerofree-1.0.1 - 03/29/2013
* sys-fs/dosfstools-3.0.13 - 03/17/2013


Thanks for your help,

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shrike,

Can't see the fault into the configs you post to us.

now I guess you should do what ssuominen advises to get more verbose messages, so that we don't need to shoot longer into the dark.

Otherwise we don't know the direction he have to go.

Eventually this gives you more ideas for double checking some point of failures.

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-955686-highlight-.html

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-955610-highlight-.html

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: [Solved] Waiting for uevents to be processed ... Forever Reply with quote

The problem is solved by adding a frame-buffer (vga-16 and VESA) in the kernel. Being a headless, noX file server I did not see the need. Oddly though, after reverting back to a framebuffer-less kernel to confirm the cause, the system booted up normally. All kernel builds were preceded with a 'make mrproper' command. Prior to FB'ing the kernel I did convert to Predictable Network Interface Names which did not resolve the udev problem. Anyway, I consider this problem solved.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssuominen wrote:
Are you using USE="-*" or is USE flag "firmware-loader" otherwise enabled or disabled for >=sys-fs/udev-200? I've heard problems with it disabled, which has something to do with the kernel failing to load the firmware while it's supposed to be able to (?)
Enable it and the delay should go away


Enabling the USE flag "firmware-loader" decreased my "Waiting for uevents.." pause from ~5-10 seconds to ~0 seconds. Thanks for mentioning this!
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