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I am working with a fork of a raspberry pi SoC. One of the modification is the use of AP6210 WiFi/Bluetooth chip. I am running Debian.

During boot up, the following 3 startup scripts need to run in order:

  1. /init.d/networking Initializes and powers the chip
  2. /init.d/bluetooth Initializes the bluetooth HCI socket
  3. /init.d/brcm40183-patch Applies a patchram required for the chip to work.

The problem is that step 1 takes a VERY long time (something like 10s). I think the majority of the process is trying to connect the WLAN.

How can I power the chip, but then run the connecting to WLAN in the background so that the kernel could continue with the rest of the bootup?

  • You might want to mention exactly what hardware, and what version of Debian you are using. – Antonius Bloch Mar 4 '15 at 13:05
  • Maybe this could help too: bootchart.org – Antonius Bloch Mar 4 '15 at 13:08

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