On my CentOS 5 workstation I get a few seconds wait after dm-raid45 has been loaded ("Initializing Driver" or something like that).
This seems to be part of the initrd. After that the system boots up.
What is going on during those few seconds and what can I do to avoid this wait-time? I have currently no raid installed.
Update 2011-12-14: Problem is still there - deleted previously described "dead" ends from my question.
I hunted down the source of the message to these lines in the
init script located in the initrd:
echo Waiting for driver initialization. stabilized --hash --interval 1000 /proc/scsi/scsi mkblkdevs echo Scanning and configuring dmraid supported devices
stabilized seems to be the line causing the delay. What the heck is that? I did not find any man-page for this and no binary with that name.