[sane-devel] a second try

Dieter Jurzitza dieter.jurzitza at t-online.de
Wed Aug 3 18:25:35 UTC 2005

Dear Henning,
dear listmembers,
I think you caught it. It is actually not the scanner causing this abort, it 
is the zip-drive.
This actually makes me wonder; in fact I do nothing with it (it is not 
mounted). Turning it off and running rescan-scsi-bus.sh solves the problem, 
no more abort messages.
And, it is clear that noone may access the device during the wait-time for the 
scanner because the scanner locks the SCSI-bus.
Hmmm. What can I do about it (but turning the zip on and off every other 
time?). By the way, the timeout is as it is - I did not change anything. If 
the SuSE folks did not modify, it is 300s - but that does not matter as I do 
not require it.
Maybe the automounter of the 2.6 kernel release tries to access the zip, and 
this never happened with the kernel 2.4. This (could) explain the problem, 
but it does not solve it. Is there a way to increase the timeout for the 
zip-drive? Do not tell me to plug it into a different slot; I have none 
free :-).
Any help / ideas / suggestions would be highly appreciated!
Thanks for all of your efforts so far,
take care


Am Dienstag, 2. August 2005 19:01 schrieb Henning Meier-Geinitz:
> Hi,
> That means, the timeout was 300 seconds (manually set by you?) and the
> time really needed was 31.1 seconds. This is the "set window" command
***** SEE ABOVE / original SuSE settings!
> Also I'm not sure which device generates the timeout. The SANE log says:
>  >>> device=sg4 scsi1 chan=0 id=6 lun=0   em=0 sg_tablesize=128 excl=1
***** SEE ABOVE / the "bad boy" is my zip-drive!
> while the kernel log says:
> Aug  1 20:40:41 djunix kernel: scsi1:0:5:0: Attempting to queue an ABORT
> message

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