Subject: Re: Cardbus
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/27/1999 09:59:17
> Traditionally UNIX assumes there will be no changes made to device
> attach/detach during its runtime. Because of it UNIX do not really
> have a good way to notify of changes to the userland programs, and
> not many userland programs are designed to be adaptable to those
> changes. I think that we may need to hide those dynamic changes to
> network devices (interface removal, pcmcia slot power down and
> other things) from the userland programs to "preserve" traditional,
> not-too-many-changes-to-list-of-devices view from uesrland.
I think we need to bite the bullet. Devices that come and go are here.
We can try and hide it a little, but they are still here. I'd rather see some
mechanism to notify userland about changes so we can cope with these