Subject: Is hot-swapping IDE drives possible under netbsd?
To: None <>
From: Monroe Williams <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/22/2002 19:34:49
I have a system running netbsd (macppc-current, if that's relevant).  One of
the IDE channels is attached to a removable hard drive sled.  It's the
"InClose Mobile Dock":

Removing the drive without powering down the machine works, but any attempts
to access that device afterwards seem to really irritate the pciide driver.
A couple of minutes and several console messages later, it gives up on the
drive and things start working again.

How difficult would it be to add real support for hot-swap in the pciide
driver?  I expect there would be limitations (probably only one drive per
channel, etc.), but would it be possible to make it work?

Just curious,
-- monroe
Monroe Williams