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Subject: Re: Red freeze

Re: Red freeze

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 12:58:09 +0200

Mike Holden wrote:
> We hit a disk error and the mpeg thread skips to the next track. It then
> tries to start loading the next track, and gets as far as the
> perform_soft_reset() at the top of ata_read_sectors(). This calls
> wait_for_rdy() which calls wait_for_busy(). Both of these function calls
> will wait for 10 seconds each before timing out and returning.

Only if the disk is actually BSY for all that time. Why would it be? On read error, the disk is immediately available for new commands.

Received on 2003-03-31

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