Re: [PATCH] Format Unit can take many hours
From: Jens Axboe
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 12:34:08 EST
On Tue, May 11 2004, Kurt Garloff wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 06:14:27PM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > On Tue, May 11 2004, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > >block/scsi_ioctl.c should likely receive similar treatment then.
> > >
> > > This timeout is dependent on media size, I should think...
> > >
> > > Is there any reason to think that this timeout will _not_ be continually
> > > patched in the future, as larger and larger sizes are used?
> The disks gets faster as well.
> But if we have to touch it every three years, I don't see this as a
> huge problem either. If you want some more room, you can set it to
> 24hrs now ...
Precisely. No need to over-engineer.
> > I think the timeout is only used for ancient programs that use the old
> > sg interface. Newer programs should pass in the timeout themselves, or
> > set IMMED as somebody else in this thread noted.
> If you do use the sg interface, you can specify the timeout.
> If you use SCSI_IOCTL_SEND_COMMAND, there's no way to do it and
> the value from scsi_ioctl.c applies.
Even the oldest sg interface? SCSI_IOCTL_SEND_COMMAND should have been
put to rest at least 5 years ago :)
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