Subject: Re: Detachable network devices?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/1999 12:36:52
In message <19991001103003.A11257@hubba.boogers.sf.ca.us>, 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'. ;)