dfly hangs about a minute on the boot up when it's trying to search after SATA disks.

Bill Hacker wbh at conducive.org
Tue Mar 15 13:02:02 PST 2005

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 03:18:36AM +0800, Bill Hacker wrote:

Problem exists on any OS that does its own scanning.
And there is nothing we can do to change that, save
skipping the device in ACPI if it is not intended
for our use.

I disagree. Compare boot time of a pure ATA machine with and
without ATAPICAM, the default scan timeout of CAM is long enough
to trigger this.
Sorry for the delay -  been checking controllers and such ....
not a lot of good news w/r the cheap seats controllers.....
More when I have something less subjective...

I did say "cheap"?  One of two Sil 3114 controllers had a burr
on the cardedge that had to be cleaned up with needle files.  :-(
There will be more like that, so we need *someplace* else
to keep the discussion of such junk out of coder's faces.

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