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Subject: Re: what happened to the fast startup from flash?
From: Glenn Ervin at Home (
Date: 2004-03-09

yes, I have noticed with the 2.1 that it takes longer to boot up, and also,
I have noticed the strange spin-down occurring all the time.

----- Original Message -----
From: "[IDC]Dragon" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 2:33 AM
Subject: what happened to the fast startup from flash?

Things are getting worse over time...

Just checked again on my box:

- When I did my very first flash release, music resumed 3 seconds after
pressing the "On" button.
- The ATA init was not sufficient for all drives, Björn fixed this, which
brought the startup to 4 seconds.
- The 2.1 release takes 6 seconds, no idea why.
- The current build takes 8-9 seconds!

Some people reported that the disk is briefly spinned down again during
startup. I see this on an FM here, I'm not shure about my recorder. The
indicates there may be an interruption, but the disk inertia still keeps it

What has happened? I rolled back ata.c to the "Björn" change, but didn't
notice an improvement. It's probably some other initialization.


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