Commit 2e11c207 authored by Jens Axboe's avatar Jens Axboe Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] cdrom: set default timeout to 7 seconds

It's a known fact that Windows times out commands after 7 seconds, so
drives generally try and respond if they can before that happens.  We
default to 5 seconds, which sometimes is a bit too short.

Jeremy Higdon reported here:

that his drive takes longer than 5 seconds for a "read track
information" command, later confirming that it is about 6.7 seconds.

So just do the sane thing and change the default command timeout to 7
seconds to avoid other surprises.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 7523c4dd
......@@ -337,6 +337,12 @@ static const char *mrw_address_space[] = { "DMA", "GAA" };
/* used in the audio ioctls */
#define CHECKAUDIO if ((ret=check_for_audio_disc(cdi, cdo))) return ret
* Another popular OS uses 7 seconds as the hard timeout for default
* commands, so it is a good choice for us as well.
#define CDROM_DEF_TIMEOUT (7 * HZ)
/* Not-exported routines. */
static int open_for_data(struct cdrom_device_info * cdi);
static int check_for_audio_disc(struct cdrom_device_info * cdi,
......@@ -1528,7 +1534,7 @@ void init_cdrom_command(struct packet_command *cgc, void *buf, int len,
cgc->buffer = (char *) buf;
cgc->buflen = len;
cgc->data_direction = type;
cgc->timeout = 5*HZ;
cgc->timeout = CDROM_DEF_TIMEOUT;
/* DVD handling */
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