This has been a longtime issue and I am just addressing this now, I’ve not only had this problem with Manjaro but also on CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 20.04. I have cut the boot time from ~2 1/2 minutes to ~1 minute by boot options. I believe I’ve isolated the problem to drives however I am stuck and cannot seem to find a way to improve past here. I will attach the dmesg output, systemd-analyze critical-chain & lspci
Thanks for the welcome! I can assure you that the drives are not failing as they’ve all recently had Good SMART Tests on a Windows install, I forgot to mention I am using a PCIe RAID card for most of my drives which are setup in RAID 0 with NTFS partitions. (It’s literally just Games and data I don’t really care if I lost) Is it possible this RAID controller is causing issues?
Here is the specific Card I bought: IOCrest SI-PEX40057 4 Port SATA III PCIe 2.0 x2 HyperDuo Raid Controller Card
You can also See it in the lspci: 04:00.0 SATA controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE9230 PCIe 2.0 x2 4-port SATA 6 Gb/s RAID Controller (rev 11)
Just found an obscure Bug report for the Marvell Chip on the RAID card, Looks like this is a known bug since 2014 that was never properly addressed! I think I will just replace the raid card with something that is known to play nice with the linux kernel!
FYI: It’s the Marvell 88SE9320, Seems to be common issue with several Marvell Chips…