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Subject: RE: Feature Request: USB HDD only Custom Rom.

RE: Feature Request: USB HDD only Custom Rom.

From: Joel Wiramu Pauling <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 00:33:55 +1200

On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 00:05, Stuart Tedford wrote:
> >
> > Have you tried pocket divx???
> >
> No , I don't think it was around when I was playing with this setup, I have
> totally lost interest in it for the time being anyway. The main problem was
> the native PPC apps like the pocket explorer didn't cope too well with many
> gigs of data.
> > Would it be possible for rockbox to issue a disconnect to the IDE-USB
> > Bridge, after X seconds of inactivity across the USB connection? In
> > theory adding/hacking a sort of forced USB power management
> > type thing?
> >
> In parctice, as soon a RockBox hands over control to the USB chip, it
> doesn't know anything about what the HD is doing, so it doesn't know if
> there is any activity and so it can't really just take control back willy
> nilly. It only knows about when the USB cable is removed, then it takes
> control back.
Yup, but you could force rockbox to take control back by pretending that
the usb cable has been removed right? What implication would this have
if say you were actually reading/writing somthing?

> > The alternative is perhaps by modifying the Mass storage device drivers
> > for PPC? If so any ideas how?
> >
> Yeah, that would be a big job as there are no open source PPC drivers last
> time I looked.
> > Kiwi ehh;-) where about your from?
> >
> I was a JAFA, but I live in the UK for now.
> Stu.
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2004-08-25

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