Subject: Re: Pluged : USBd for NetBSD ?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Gary Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/2005 16:13:36
 --- Hubert Feyrer <> wrote: 
> On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Jukka Marin wrote:
> > I would love such a thing.  Especially if the system could cope
> with the
> > user disconnecting the USB device / removing the removable media
> without
> > doing umount first.
> Indeed. Things this could handle:
>   * network interfaces (ifwatchd?)
>   * removable devices like CDs, floppies (amd?)
>   * USB and firewire devices: disks, network
>   * PCMCIA/Cardbus devices: disks(?), network
> Seems like a call for a bigger framework... :)

What is the system supposed to do if you remove the storage without
unmounting it? Just discard all buffered data (including metadata) and
return an error for future requests? I agree that it should panic in
this case, but really the user is asking for trouble if they do this.

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