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Re: Making a common event daemon to replace powerd(8)

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 22:41:27 -0400
"Jared D. McNeill" <> wrote:

> Tobias Nygren wrote:
> > Should it also handle "hotplug" events? It might be useful to peek
> > at the prior art in the area even if only to avoid making the same
> > mistakes they did. In the grander scheme of things, we should also
> > investigate if third-party software like FDO's HAL can make use of
> > the new API. I'm also pondering if this new daemon can/should
> > replace ifwatchd.
> Hi Tobias --
> I'm actually running with a patched kernel that uses powerd to
> deliver hotplug events via /etc/powerd/scripts/device_add and
> device_remove. I'm using it with my FDO HAL NetBSD port, works like a
> charm.
> I was planning to hijack devfsd for these hooks, but if we're going
> to make this event daemon a requirement it may be a better fit.

Don't we want devmon (made by freza@ long ago) to handle hotplug
device events?

Juan Romero Pardines - xtraeme at gmail|netbsd dot org
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