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SubjectRe: /dev/changer
On Tue, Mar 30, 1999 at 11:03:24AM +0200, Jeroen Massar wrote:

> Currently we only have the following problems:
> - It's a changer so you technically CAN'T access two slots at the same
> time. Thus whenever you spool two movies, one from slot 0 and the other
> from slot 3 the /dev/changer code will keep swapping between them every
> request. It'll get very slow because of this.

> I'll work on something like a timer or alike (see the source-code) which
> will fix this by simply only allowing a slotchange every n seconds and
> thus effectivly allowing datatransfer from/to that slot for that time.

while this one is for atapi/ide(?), my scsi changer faces this same
problem. not only does it constantly swap, it also pegs the cpu. are there
any plans to resolve this in the scsi drivers?

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