Subject: Re: ATA/ATAPI kernel redesign
To: <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/27/2002 08:41:45
On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 08:16:45PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> > IIRC a big problem is detecting slave only configurations.
> > The 30sec timeout is actually waiting for the master device
> > to determine whether a slave is present.  I suspect 30 secs
> > is allowing time for the slave to access its media in
> > order to find out whether it is there or not.
> It's 30s because the ATA draft says it must be 30s.

Yes - I know, but there is presumably some justification
for this timeout being wuite so long.....


David Laight: