Boot time - udisks2 PolicyKit timeout

Hi there,

i am using a Apalis IMX8QM 4GB WB IT and Torizon Core 5.3 for a small Docker application.
I was trying to reduce boot time when i stumbled over the udisks2.service which takes up to about 25 seconds.

systemd-analyze blame | head
29.102s plymouth-quit-wait.service
25.523s udisks2.service
10.429s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
3.913s docker.service
1.316s dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-otaroot.device
1.303s plymouth-quit.service
1.008s systemd-logind.service
832ms systemd-networkd.service
780ms systemd-resolved.service
624ms systemd-journald.service

A closer look revealed a timeout on polkit.

systemctl -l status udisks2
● udisks2.service - Disk Manager
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/udisks2.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 1970-01-01 00:00:32 UTC; 3min 20s ago
Docs: man:udisks(8)
Main PID: 697 (udisksd)
Tasks: 5 (limit: 3206)
Memory: 13.0M
CGroup: /system.slice/udisks2.service
└─697 /usr/libexec/udisks2/udisksd

Jan 01 00:00:06 apalis-imx8-06875081 systemd[1]: Starting Disk Manager…
Jan 01 00:00:06 apalis-imx8-06875081 udisksd[697]: udisks daemon version 2.9.0 starting
Jan 01 00:00:31 apalis-imx8-06875081 udisksd[697]: Error initializing polkit authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-quark, 24)
Jan 01 00:00:32 apalis-imx8-06875081 systemd[1]: Started Disk Manager.
Jan 01 00:00:32 apalis-imx8-06875081 udisksd[697]: Acquired the name org.freedesktop.UDisks2 on the system message bus

Is there a easy way to get rid of this error? Or at least to set the Timeout to a lower time?
Thanks for the help.

Greetings @Vinc2021,

Before I comment more in-depth I would like to give a suggestion first. You stated you are on TorizonCore 5.3. May I suggest you try out 5.4 first. We made many changes and optimizations that reduced overall boot time between 5.3 and 5.4.

I would ask you to evaluate the boot time in 5.4 first before we discuss any further here. For further user optimizations to boot time we also have an article here: TorizonCore Boot Time Optimization

Though this article is only relevant starting with version 5.4 forwards.

Best Regards,

Greetings @jeremias.tx ,

i finally hat time to test the Torizon 5.4.
Torizon 5.4 seems to work fine.
No timeouts of udisks2 and others.

systemd-analyze blame | head
5.703s plymouth-quit-wait.service
3.937s docker.service
2.054s dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-otaroot.device
1.796s plymouth-quit.service
1.580s systemd-logind.service
814ms systemd-networkd.service
791ms systemd-udevd.service
552ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
525ms udisks2.service
463ms systemd-resolved.service

The application is now running at about 20 Sec after Power Up, with is good enough for us.
Thx for the Tip.

Best Wishes.

Glad to hear Torizon 5.4 was sufficient for your needs!