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SubjectRe: Ideas for v2.1
On Thu, 13 Jun 1996, Stephen Tweedie wrote:
> Lee <sopwith@redhat.com> writes:
> > On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, DUPRE Christophe wrote:
> >> > Also, I'd like to see the tray locking on CDROMS be a little less
> >> > strict. If there are no open files on a mounted CD, and no process
> >> > has the CD for a current directory, I'd like to be able to open
> >> > the CD tray (without a screwdriver :), put in a new disk, and
> >> > have it be available when I close the tray.
> >>
> >> Even if the CD is mounted ?
>
> > This problem belongs in userland. Someone needs to make a volume manager
> > like Slowaris has, so that users can take care of this problem.
>
> Actually, this is exactly what my "supermount" patches do (available
> for 2.0 on linux.dcs.ed.ac.uk in /pub/linux/supermount!). It provides
> truly transparent removable media support for both floppy and cdrom.

Isn't also rougly that was kerneld does?

Put in a cd, chdir do it, read a file, go off the cd, wait a minute and
the isofs and sr_mod modules are unloaded and you can take your cd.

Bernhard

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| Bernhard Kaindl, Tallak 95, 8103 Rein, Austria |
| Autor of kmenu, first kernel config tool for linux w/ automatic menus |
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