Subject: Re: device attachement detection from userland
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/14/2006 11:19:19
On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 09:59:18 +0200 (Emmanuel Dreyfus) wrote:

> Hi
> Maybe I missed some important points, but it seems to me that
> removable devices automounts in today's NetBSD can be improved. amd
> is a pain, and I'd like to have something more reliable that does not
> hang interactive commands because something went wrong)
> In an ideal world, an userland daemon could be notified that a new
> device has been attached, and do the nescessary steps for automounting
> filesystems. kqueue seems the right tool for doing that, but as I
> understand, that has not been done yet.
> I'm willing to do the work, or help completing it. Is there anyone
> already working on this? Is there any plan, or should I draft
> something out of my mind?

There's devmon made by a NetBSD developer:

We are all waiting to have devmon in src for long time without any
progress yet.