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Riley Williams wrote:
>
> Hi David.
>
> >>> AmigaOS just polled the line to detect insertions and removals.
>
> >> Wonderful. And how frequent the polling was?
>
> >>> it would mount as another logical volume. Now when there was a
> >>> need to access the first floppy, the OS popped up a dialog ( a
> >>> requester, in amiga terminology :-) saying "Insert volume
> >>> Linux_help_disk into any drive". When the user
>
> >> Ahem... OK, does anyone else see something strange in words "OS
> >> popped up a dialog"?
>
> > No.
>
> > On a real operating system, the OS would simply notify userland,
> > which would do whatever it wanted to do.
>
> Fair enough so far. It's from here on that things go wrong.
>
> > A sensible userland might then spit out a dialog telling the
> > user...
>
> Which user's screen should that dialogue appear on?

Who cares? It's a >>USERLAND PROBLEM<< and once the notify gets
out of kernelspace it's not a lkml problem anymore.

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