Re: pre2.0.5 / sbpcd problems

Sam Mortimer (
Wed, 22 May 1996 16:30:40 +0100 (BST)

Graham wrote:
>On 19 May 96 at 13:47, Russ Steffen wrote:
>> I don't want sbpcd loaded by kerneld because everytime it loads, it
>> reinitializes the drive, which takes between 15 to 25 seconds. The
>> delay is so long that some applications (like audio CD players) may
>> actually give up before the module has finished loading.
>> So that, among other things, has forced me to load sbpcd outside
>> of kerneld.
>This is a REAL pain..... especially since it is such a large module.
>Any idea why it takes so long to initialise?

Because you haven't configured include/linux/sbpcd.h to correspond to
your setup? ie maybe set MAX_DRIVES to 1 if you only have 1 drive.