126.96.36.199 occasional boot hang
I am trying to get kernel 188.8.131.52 to run on a PC104 board. It's an Emcore i613, with a Celeron processor. Roughly 1 out of every 7 boots will hang when it tries to initialize the serial port. I've found that it hangs when it does the 20 millisecond msleep() call in the probe_irq_on() function in autoprobe.c.
Just not sure where to go from here. I've never been down into the guts of the kernel before.
I have tried this, and get the same results, on 3 different boards of the same model, so I do not believe it to be an intermittent board.
It does seem like some timing is just on the hairy edge however, as the hang is more likely to occur if the board has been powered down for a while. (cold). If I keep on trying I may get 25 -30 good boots and see no failure.
F.Y.I. This kernel runs fine on a newer, Geode based PC104 board that we currently use, but we must be able to support our existing products already out in the field.
Thanks for any hints or advice.