Subject: How can I detect USB device insertion/removal?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Scott Ellis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/10/2006 14:50:11
I'm trying to automate my backup solution, and am at a point of
inelegance. I have a serial controlled power-strip which connects a
handful of external USB hard-drives. When I command the power-strip to
turn on a particular drive, NetBSD sees the drive just fine (umass->sd1,
My issue is, how can I programatically (or with a script) detect that
the new sd1 is connected (so I can mount it, kick off the backup, etc.)?
Ideally, there'd be some event that gets fired when a device is
attached/detached that I could look for, rather than just polling
There was some work done by Jachym Holecek back in 2005 which
implemented a "devd" type interface, but I can't find anything that's in
-current which looks equivalent.
Am I SOL, or just clueless and not seeing how this can be easily done?