Subject: Re: smartmedia adaptors
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/26/2000 22:07:22
On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 01:20:36AM +0100, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> What I'd like to know is what the h**l wdcprobe is up to?  It's using delay()
> for up to 49s?!?  Any calls to delay() with an argument bigger than, say, 100
> should be banned.  (Unless you KNOW this is cold boot.)

Yea, I know ... I plan to use a kernel thread for this kind of stuffs
in the IDE driver (there are other places where this can happen as well,
but with smaller delays).
Some IDE/ATAPI operations just can't be interrupt-driven.

Manuel Bouyer <>