Re: [PATCH] Format Unit can take many hours

From: Ricky Beam
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 12:04:54 EST

On Tue, 11 May 2004, Bob Tracy wrote:
>Moreover, it simply "feels" wrong to define a constant for something
>that isn't... The quick fix of increasing the timeout doesn't address
>the underlying issue of how long a format should take, and as Ricky
>implies, that's probably more the concern of the application rather
>than the driver.

The real problem is a lack of being able to specify a timeout for user
supplied commands. In-kernel drivers can set a command timeout. The
IOCTL interface does not export that capability.


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