Subject: Re: Thoughts on removable media
To: Eric S. Hvozda <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/20/1995 12:19:21
Eric S. Hvozda writes:

> On Sat, 19 Aug 1995 09:28:47 -0400  "John F. Woods" wrote:
> > What I'm driving at, for those who've seen it, is something like the
> > ability of the Mac to request floppies and other removable media on
> > demand.  While those demands sometimes become irritating :-), it's
> > more convenient than having to catalog media in a text file.

> I like this idea about removable media being able to request media
> changes (kinda like tapes and disk packs on Big Iron).

> Instead of sending messages to the console tho, how about doing what dump(8)
> does: send a message to operator or root for media changes.  Of course
> if they're not logged in, no one wil lsee the mesage tho.  Kinda nicer than
> doing icky stuff on console, but a hack none the less :-)

Wouldn't it be better to use syslog(3) for this (maybe daemon.notice,
or define a new log rating of 'LOG_MEDIA' (after 'LOG_CRON'?) and use
Then you can just setup syslog.conf to send it to root, operator,
/dev/console, or anything else... 

Luke Mewburn <>
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