Subject: Re: PCMCIA madness
To: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
From: Stefan Grefen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/07/1998 09:57:28
In message <199809062040.WAA22539@animal.cs.chalmers.se> Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> > I hate deamon processes for this and that.
> Me too, but as long as we don't have kernel threads it is the only
> option, IMHO.
> > With 0.5 seconds timeout driven state machine is a better solution.
> It's not a 0.5 second timeout. It always waits for 0.5 seconds, because
> the PCMCIA specs says you have to. I don't find a busy-wait for 0.5 seconds
> in the kernel acceptable. And even less so when it is called from an
I know it no timeout yet. I would fix the delay() using timeout instead of
a daemon processes thats all.
> > The problems with daemons is that they may get killed ...
> Yes, it can happen, but I'd rather take that risk.
> You could imagine creating a system process like the swapper et al,
> but I guess it could die too.
Did you ever workend in support?? Anything that the user can mess up is
bad thing (and they will mess up every single bit ...).
> > Whats the problem?
> "pcic_wait_ready never happened"
> > If the Card doesn't get ready try increasing the timeouts,
> Tried that.
Have you increased the delays for reset, the one after the
power-enable and the one after the powerdisable too?
I think that the problem is somewhere in that aerea as it sometimes work.
(Yes more long delays ....)
> > if I remember correctly you've more than 15 MB and AFAIK the Card does some
> > kind of inventory during powerup.
> It happens both with the 8MByte and 40MByte cards.
I have 2MB and 15MB card and both work fine on a Libretto and worked in
ISA/PCMCIA adpater on compaq DeskPro (but I had to hack a the wd-driver
because of stupid hardware).
> -- Lennart
Stefan Grefen Tandem Computers Europe Inc.
email@example.com High Performance Research Center
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