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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Format Unit can take many hours
    On Tue, 11 May 2004, Bob Tracy wrote:
    >Moreover, it simply "feels" wrong to define a constant for something
    >that isn't... The quick fix of increasing the timeout doesn't address
    >the underlying issue of how long a format should take, and as Ricky
    >implies, that's probably more the concern of the application rather
    >than the driver.

    The real problem is a lack of being able to specify a timeout for user
    supplied commands. In-kernel drivers can set a command timeout. The
    IOCTL interface does not export that capability.

    --Ricky


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