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    Riley Williams wrote:
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    > 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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    david parsons \bi/ Sheesh.
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