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SubjectRe: Of removable devices

On Wed, 16 Feb 2000 23:29:17 +0300 (MSK), "Khimenko Victor"
<> said:

> this daemon open up dialog and wait for kernel to get message "Ok,
> floppy found, you can remove your dialog". Perhaps daemon can notify
> kernel as well when "Ok" in dialog clicked to try to search floppies
> in different floppy drives (remember: I can have more then one floppy
> drive of any type; situiation where you have both CD-ROM and CD-RW is
> not unusual, for example). Gosh. PILE OF CHANGES ! Rowork of VFS,
> messages flying around, daemons... Is it doable? Absolutely ! Is it
> worth it ? Perhaps not. But who knows ?

It's far more complexity than it is worth. The simple, obviously
correct approach is just to fail filesystem operations with -EIO on
media change until the media is remounted.


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