Subject: Re: Pluged : USBd for NetBSD ?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rui Paulo <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/2005 18:57:33
On 2005-01-19, Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 20 years ago, there was a computer called Amiga. If you ejected a
> writable removable media (a 3.5" disk, most often :) and there was
> buffered data in RAM, the system would pop up a window telling the
> user to insert the disk again so the buffers could be flushed.
Oh, I feel the nostalgy ;)
> I know this kind of behaviour is no good for a headless server, but I
> kind of miss it on desktop/laptop machines where I am the only person
> using the system and am staring the display some 15-16 hours a day.
Maybe some kind of kernel framework that shows the buffer size not yet
flushed to the disk and a tiny KDE/GNOME/whatever application that shows
a window or pops up in the systray saying "Please plug it back and
don't do it again ?" :) It smells like Windows 2000/XP indeed, but
probably useful to some people.
Point is, flushing the buffer when the device is plugged in again is PITA.
Who do you know it hasn't been modified ?
This seems almost impossible to me.
Rui Paulo <email@example.com> http://www.netbsd-pt.org/users/rpaulo/