[systemd-devel] systemd-vconsole-setup fails very slowly

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at in.waw.pl
Wed Jan 21 22:13:30 PST 2015

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 07:15:12PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> Hi all-
> When running virtme (a simple vm gadget) on Fedora 21, the slowest
> part of bootup by far appears to be systemd-vconsole-setup:
> # time /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup
> putfont: PIO_FONT trying ...
> ...................
> setfont: putfont: 512,8x16:  failed: -1
> putfont: PIO_FONT: Invalid argument
> /usr/bin/setfont failed with error code 71.
> real    0m5.361s
> user    0m0.079s
> sys    0m0.093s
> I have no idea what it's trying to do, why it thinks it should work,
> or why it doesn't work, but can it be updated to fail quickly.  The VM
> in question has no graphics:
Might be a kernel bug. Can you run in under strace -ttt and see what
pops up?


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