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SubjectRe: pre2.0.5 / sbpcd problems
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Russ Steffen (rsteffen@ia.net) wrote:
: > Graham wrote:
: > >On 19 May 96 at 13:47, Russ Steffen wrote:
: > >> I don't want sbpcd loaded by kerneld because everytime it loads, it
: > >> reinitializes the drive, which takes between 15 to 25 seconds. The
: > >> delay is so long that some applications (like audio CD players) may
: > >> actually give up before the module has finished loading.
: > >> So that, among other things, has forced me to load sbpcd outside
: > >> of kerneld.
: > >
: > >This is a REAL pain..... especially since it is such a large module.
: > >Any idea why it takes so long to initialise?
: >
: > Because you haven't configured include/linux/sbpcd.h to correspond to
: > your setup? ie maybe set MAX_DRIVES to 1 if you only have 1 drive.
: >
: > -Sam.

: Well, I can't speak for the person who replied to my original note, but
: I have set up sbpcd for my hardware. The initialization time that I was
: refering to occurs after my CD had been detected (which happens very quickly).
: After it detects my CD, it just grinds and gronks away on the drive for
: 25 to 30 seconds before it's statisfied that the drive is ready.

: Not only is that annoying to have happen every time the module
: loads, but it seems rather unnecessary, since the DOS driver for the
: CD initializes it in just 2 to 3 seconds.

Well, I am ready to receive any helpful patches.
But be aware that I am not willing to strip down the delay sequences
and to cut out the status request and reset sequences in general. The
"delivery state" has to be safe for all circumstances.

Cheers -e
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