filo sata boot delay patch
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I've been using the attached patch to filo on machines that need to boot from SATA disks. It's only necessary on cold boot, as the problem is the physical spin-up of the drives.
The patch is very crude, and there have been reports that a shorter delay is sufficient. I have not had time to test a shorter delay, and I suspect that the length of the delay might depend somewhat on the drives used.
Ideally there would be a way for FILO to see if the boot was cold or warm so that it could apply the delay in the cold-boot case only. Also, this delay should be configurable in FILO's Config file.