I am currently in the process of installing a Gentoo linux box with a Vanilla 2.6.29-r5 kernel with gentoo-xen-kernel patches in order to run the Xen Hypervisor.
After rebooting with the new kernel, the booting process seemed to hang on:
[ 0.863005] platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-0f-07 [ 60.863442] Microcode Update Driver: v2.00-xen <email@example.com>, Peter Oruba
Apparently the firmware request times out after 60 seconds (
/sys/class/firmware/timeout) and booting just continues.
I have done some research and have found that on RHEL-4 this problem was related to the mount of /sys changed and the firmware.agent hotplug script couldn't parse the line correctly.
However I am having some difficulty tracking down how to fix this on Gentoo.
Any and all ideas are greatly appreciated!