Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle *groan*

Andreas Maus maus at badphish.dyndns.org
Thu Dec 1 13:22:25 PST 2005

Hi Emiel.

> antiquated SCSI peripherals that actually do need 15 seconds ;) ) If yes, 
> I'll just shut up about this.
Well an old SGI Octane2 each with several (2 or 3) SGI "Vaults" (external SCSI drives)
need definitely more than 15 seconds. "Antiquated"? Maybe. But I know
of several (about 50) of such configurations in a productive environment.

On the other hand I think you can lower the time to 5 seconds with "modern" 
equipment ...


Out of the darkness a voice spoke unto me, saying "smile, things could
be worse". So I smiled, and so, things became worse.

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