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    SubjectRe: Of removable devices

    On 16 Feb 2000, david parsons wrote:

    > >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. A sensible userland might then
    > spit out a dialog telling the user to put the disk in question back into
    > the machine, or it might ignore the frantic request from the kernel,
    > at which point the OS would return EYOULOSE to the poor process that
    > tried to access the no longer existing process.
    > Think about kerneld/kmod/whatever it is this week.

    Oh, _please_! kmod is the last thing you want here. _If_ you are going to
    go this way at all, use select() or poll().

    Why invent magical interfaces when there are regular ones? Sheesh...

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