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Re: Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle *groan*

To: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 10:40:36 +0000

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Emiel Kollof wrote:
:> That and 15 seconds seems a bit too long. Know of any hardware that actually :> needs that long to settle in? (and don't you guys go dig up the most :> antiquated SCSI peripherals that actually do need 15 seconds ;) ) If yes, :> I'll just shut up about this.
:my cd writer does. but i have the delay set to 3 secs, and it just :reports in later, no big deal. so i'm basically for reducing this timeout.
: simon

    Its fine.  Go ahead and reduce it to 5 seconds.   I expect that 99.9%
    of boxes will work just fine at 5 seconds and it makes more sense to
    burden the remaining 0.1% of people then to burden 99.9% of the people.


What we really need is a loader option that would control the SCSI probe delay. If I recall correctly it is still a compile time option. Another thing that we can offer is a boot menu option that would cut shortcuts exactly like these across various subsystems where applicable for people who do not have "delicate" hardware.


Hiten Pandya
hmp at dragonflybsd.org

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