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SubjectRe: [BK PATCHES] add ata scsi driver
On Llu, 2003-05-26 at 22:34, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Even if we drop our timeouts from 30 seconds (or whatever they are now)
> down to just a few seconds, that's a _loooong_ time, and we should be a
> lot more proactive about things. Audio/video stuff tends to want things
> with latencies in the tenth-of-a-second range, even when they buffer
> things up internally to hide the worst cases.

Many IDE drives will take several seconds to give up on a failing I/O
because they do all the recovery themselves. IDE CD/DVD can be
especially bad for this.

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