Task taking too long time to begin after FOG Menu



  • Hi,

    We have 1.4.4 installed, and it’s running very well. UEFI boot runs fine. Just an issue to solve: After white-backgrounded FOG menu, we have a black screen with just a blinking cursor for almost 2 minutes, so we have this message:

    r8169 0000:01:00.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): rtl_ocp_tx_cond == 1 (loop: 2000, delay: 50).
    Starting logging: OK
    Populating /dev/ using udev: udevd[2675]: error creating epoll fd: Function not implemented
    done
    Initailizating random number generator... done.
    

    After that, everything works fine. FOG finishes its task normally.

    Is there anything I can do reduce this lag?



  • @redbob said in Task taking too long time to begin after FOG Menu:

    r8169

    120 seconds sounds like a timeout (wait) for the initialization of the card.


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    @george1421 This appears to be an issue with the linux kernel with a patch that appears to have been submitted to the kernel devs: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/2/2/156

    The entire thread has a bit more discussion around it.

    @developers just be aware there is an issue with the realtek nics that may be resolved when the kernel is updated past 4.15.x


  • Moderator

    @redbob said in Task taking too long time to begin after FOG Menu:

    r8169 0000:01:00.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): rtl_ocp_tx_cond == 1 (loop: 2000, delay: 50).

    OK this is the only important message, the rest are only notifications. For some reason linux (FOS engine) is having a hard time configuring the network adapter. But it appears after the time line 2000 x 50ms (only guessing at the scale) linux gives up and continues on with booting.

    What is this hardware you are trying to pxe boot? (manuf and model)
    How many network adapters does it have?
    Did you ensure that you have the latest firmware installed in this computer?


 

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