Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle *groan*

Wade waderr at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 03:51:41 PST 2005

On 02/12/05, Emiel Kollof <coolvibe at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> See subject for a pet peeve I've had for a while...
> Might it be an idea to copy FreeBSD here and shorten that to, say, 5 seconds
> by default? I know it's tunable, but it will shorten boot times a bit for
> people that are too lazy like me :)
> That and 15 seconds seems a bit too long. Know of any hardware that actually
> needs that long to settle in? (and don't you guys go dig up the most
> antiquated SCSI peripherals that actually do need 15 seconds ;) ) If yes,
> I'll just shut up about this.
> Cheers,
> Emiel
> --

The real pain for me is, with GENERIC (eg, installation kernel), you
end up waiting that time even when you don't have SCSI, can't it
detect that theres nothing but IDE ?

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