Subject: Re: Cardbus
To: Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jon Lindgren <email@example.com>
Date: 12/27/1999 08:56:29
On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Ken Hornstein wrote:
> > >I think it's also worth looking at what BSDI did; I don't think it's
> > >completely correct but it had certain useful behaivors.. for
> > >instance, popping a card and reinserting it doesn't require you to
> > >re-ifconfig the interface.
> > Hmmmm .... is this a useful semantic to preserve? I could see it
> > getting rather complicated trying to do this in practice.
> It don't care one bit about for that semantics. It would just be a special
> case. I would assume that any card (or whatever) you plug in will have
> to be ifconfiged. Since it must happen for some of them, I'd rather have it
> happen for all of them.
What about running a userland script, a la linux (and perhaps
others)? Most cards require some sort of configuration, be it
ifconfig'ing or whatnot. Calling a userland script might be a nice way to
handle such things "automatically" - maybe just two scripts, one for an
insert, and one for a remove, which receive the device's /dev entry as an
argument. This probably ain't sufficient for some things, but could it be
improved upon, etc???
Just my $0.02
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