Friday, January 27, 2012

Waiting for UDev events to be processed

A couple of days ago my netbook started taking too long to start up and giving me timeouts while processing events from UDev.
This happened during the boot auto-detection of devices in my distro of choice, Arch Linux.
I found out that it was related to my wireless adapter, Broadcom BCM4313 and a recent commit to udev.

I will present the issue encountered and a possible solution for it. I will especifically show how to do it under Arch Linux and, finally, I will leave you some useful links.