Subject: Re: Detachable network devices?
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List: current-users
Date: 10/01/1999 12:36:52
In message <>, Jeff Rizzo writes:
>Now that there is an increasing number of devices we can attach and detach
>from our machines while powered up (USB, PCMCIA, etc), and judging by
>mailing list traffic the last few weeks, we even have detachable SCSI
>busses, how close are we to being able to detach network devices?
>What work needs to be done to allow this?

>What I'm *most* interested in is being able to hotswap PCMCIA network devices,
>but I suspect it's all related...

I personally mostly want the ability to hot-swap disks, especially compact
flash ones.  ;-)

The network card is fine for me; my ne2000 (which doesn't work in cardbus
yet, oh well) can just have the network cable unplugged from it.  CF cards
are more of a pain.  My goal is to have a couple weeks of uptime despite
daily 'make builds'.  ;)