Subject: Re: device attachement detection from userland
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Mark Kirby <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/14/2006 10:29:41
On Saturday 14 October 2006 10:16, you wrote:
> Mark Kirby <> wrote:
> > I have been trying to work on a generic userland notification framework,
> > i also think Jeff Rizo was working on something similar.
> >
> > I was hoping to get something up to allow us to port HAL to NetBSD. My
> > framework was based (loosely) on FreeBSD's devctl implementation.
> >
> > This would allow us to notify userland of any kernel event not just
> > device attatchment.
> >
> > Unfortunately it is slow going as i'm no C coder and i have just started
> > a new job. Im certainly willing to help design, code, test this if you
> > want my help.
> Any pointer to your work?

I got as far as creating a psuedo device and that was it unfortunately. My 
free time just vanished. I am currently looking through the freebsd code to 
see what i can use and improve.

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