[syslinux] SYSLINUX stuck on boot about 0.1% of the time

Jayen Ashar j.ashar at marathon-targets.com
Thu Feb 21 09:31:25 PST 2013

The menu doesn't appear.  It just shows the syslinux version number and stops:
"SYSLINUX 4.02 debian-20101014 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al"

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Erwan Velu <erwanaliasr1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 20/02/2013 22:07, Jayen Ashar a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> We recently switched from grub-legacy to EXTLINUX on our embedded
>> devices.  While it works great usually, about one of every thousand
>> boots, it gets stuck. [1]  A simple reboot fixes it straight away, but
>> that's not really acceptable for our customers, especially since there
>> is usually no monitor connected and they can't actually diagnose the
>> error, so they simply mark the device as bad.
>> Is this from a race condition or memory leak?  Or dodgy hardware?
>> Would a newer version of syslinux help?  (We're running 4.02 from
>> debian squeeze.)
> Can you define where and how you consider extlinux as stuck ?

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