Subject: Re: device attachement detection from userland
To: Mark Kirby <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/16/2006 08:12:57
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Mark Kirby wrote:
> On Saturday 14 October 2006 08:59, you wrote:
>  =20
>> Hi
>> Maybe I missed some important points, but it seems to me that removabl=
>> devices automounts in today's NetBSD can be improved. amd is a pain, a=
>> I'd like to have something more reliable that does not hang interactiv=
>> 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 somethin=
>> out of my mind?
>>    =20
> I have been trying to work on a generic userland notification framework=
, i=20
> also think Jeff Rizo was working on something similar.=20
>  =20

I'm scratching my brain trying to recall how my name got associated with
this;  I know that I was interested in a generic "hooks" mechanism a
while ago, but never did any work on it myself - I think Brett Lymn had
ported something from FreeBSD, but I don't think it's been integrated
yet.  In any event, "not me".  :)

(I'm on an airplane right now, so I can't really check the status.)


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