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SubjectRe: NEC ND-4550A problems reading DVD-R
On 2011-03-04 12:07, Tejun Heo wrote:
> (cc'ing Jens and James)
> On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 10:47:41AM -0500, Stephen Clark wrote:
>> On 03/01/2011 08:48 AM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>> On 11-03-01 03:01 AM, Tejun Heo wrote:
>>> ..
>>>> I think that's determined by drivers/scsi/sr.h::SR_TIMEOUT which is
>>>> hardcoded to be 30 seconds. Maybe it's better to move it to use the
>>>> block parameter. Anyways, the drive actually takes longer than 30secs
>>>> to recognize the media?
>>> That slow behaviour is not uncommon, especially as drives struggle
>>> to recognize various forms of copy-protected media (DVD-Video).
>>> A longer default, or tuneable timeout, would help.
>> I agree with Mark, this should be a user tuneable value. My 2006 LG
>> dvd-rw frequently times out
>> trying to identify the media. But after numerous timeout error
>> messages it usually suceeds.
> I don't think it should be a user tunable value. It should be
> something automatic. I mean, how many would know to go some cryptic
> place and increase sr probing timeout?
> At the same time, increasing it for other cases is quite unattractive,
> so it probably would be a good idea to only use higher timeout value
> for the TUR right after media presence change event.
> Anyone interested in doing it?

A higher timeout would be the easy fix. And unless there's a solid way
to detect whether the drive is truly hung or just busy trying to grok
the media, I think it's the only feasible solution.

Jens Axboe

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