[ipxe-devel] iPXE initialising devices... loop

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Wed Jun 9 20:42:09 UTC 2021

Summary:  for on  https://ipxe.org/


In IRC was among other items this

  Computer power on, boot sequence is started, iPXE code comes alive and
  reports 'iPXE initialising devices...', some pause
  and boot sequence repeats.
  Which string to add to the make command to get information what happens
  during initialising devices?

These answers came along:

  That's the bootstrap part of iPXE, so you're probably in some of the pci* .c files
  or architecture-dependent .c files
    find . type -f | grep '\.c$' | sort
  should give you an overview of which files you can enable DEBUG for

  DEBUG=init to find out which high-level startup routine is running at that point

This posting saves that information now in the mailinglist archive.
And would like it ends up on the iPXE website.

Another snippet from IRC channel   #iPXE at  libera.chat:
  13:59 < robinsmidsrod> It should probably be mentioned somewhere under
    "Debug builds" in https://ipxe.org/download - it might not be clearly
    enough stated. We could also add a utility script in the repo to list
    all valid DEBUG= values and mention that in the docs.

Geert Stappers
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