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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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