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Subject: Re: filesystem problems?
From: Justin Heiner (jheiner_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2002-09-01


You must have the spindown set to MORE than 3 seconds for things to really work
properly.

I'm not exactly sure why, but it seems to be a requirement. I personally use 5
seconds.

-Justin

--- Nate Nystrom <nystrom_at_cs.cornell.edu> wrote:
> On Sun Sep 01 01:45:09 -0700 2002, Justin Heiner wrote:
> > The latest daily builds (available for download) will most likely fix
> > the problem. I'm not sure of the exact details of the solution, but I
> > believe it has to do with reading/writing data while buffering. I had
> > the same problem as you, and the newest firmware fixes it for me.
> >
> > Try it and see if the problem goes away. If it doesn't go away, then
> > we've got other problems to account for :-)
> >
> > -Justin
>
> I just did a CVS update and tried it. Configuration: AJB6000 with
> Archos 5.06 + rockbox daily build 09/01 (plus my ff/rew patch from
> yesterday). Spin down time set to 2s. I'm now experiencing the
> following symptoms:
>
> About 1 in 3 times, when reading a directory or a file (e.g., when
> changing directories in the dir browser or when changing tracks), the HD
> light goes on, but the operation I was attempting does not complete. I
> can enter the menu and return, but the dir browser is not correctly
> redrawn, or is redrawn incorrectly with some of the menu text still
> displayed.
>
> I can also tried changing the disk spin down time when in this state and
> when the time hit 6s, the HD light flickered off and playback resumed,
> although with the wrong song.
>
> Another symptom: ff/rewind doesn't work. The WPS changes as I'm
> ffwding, but when I release the button, the song resumes where I started
> the FF.
>
> All of these symptoms seem to go away when the spindown time is 3s or
> more.
>
> Nate

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