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    [PATCH] timeout at boottime with NEC3500A (and possibly others) when inserted a CD in it · 284e4238
    Marcello Maggioni authored
    
    
    From: Marcello Maggioni <hayarms@gmail.com>
    
    Problem: Some drives (NEC 3500, TDK 1616N, Mad-dog MD-16XDVD9, RICOH
    MP5163DA, Memorex DVD9 drive and IO-DATA's too for sure), if a
    CD/DVD is inserted into the tray when the system is booted and if
    before the OS bootup the BIOS checked for the presence of a bootable
    CD/DVD into the drive, during the IDE probe phase the drive may
    result busy and remain so for the next 25/30 seconds . This cause the
    drive to be skipped during the booting phase and not begin usable
    until the next reboot (if the reboot goes well and the drive doesn't
    timeout again).
    
    Solution: Rising the timeout time from 10 seconds to 35 seconds
    (during these 35 seconds every drive should wake up for sure
    according to the tests I've done).
    
    Signed-off-by: default avatarBartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@elka.pw.edu.pl>
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