Sleep of Float broken! (Enable SLEEP_FANCY & FLOAT)

Bug #391299 reported by Jean-Louis Dupond
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
busybox (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: busybox


Should be enabled in the busybox config, because else we don't have the possibility to sleep a floating number of seconds (like 0.1). This breaks the initramfs, and makes booting unpossible!!!!!


I already added it to my PPA:

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tags: added: 0.1 invalid number sleep
Changed in busybox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Thanks for spotting this. Either that, or the sleep 0.1 needs to be replaced with something else. I'll let Colin comment, and if he's fine with this approach, I'll sponsor this.

Changed in busybox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Jean-Louis Dupond (dupondje) wrote :
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I'm pretty sure we don't need fractional sleep in the udeb, so I'll omit that part of the patch.

Changed in busybox (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is really odd, BTW, because I *did* test booting with my new initramfs-tools (which switched to using busybox sleep rather than klibc sleep). I guess I didn't hit the right case. :-/

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package busybox - 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu3

busybox (1:1.13.3-1ubuntu3) karmic; urgency=high

  * [deb, initramfs, static] Enable fractional sleep (thanks, Jean-Louis
    Dupond; LP: #391299).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:02:31 +0100

Changed in busybox (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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Alfred Chen (alfredchen) wrote :

Tips for who unable to boot the system to apply the package update.

Try add rootdelay=60 or bigger to kernel options in grub, this works for my x200.

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