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SubjectRe: Asynchronous CDROM Events in Userland
At 09:07 PM 2/3/2002 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>Rather than a signal, it should be a file descriptor of some sort, so
>one can select() etc on it. Personally I can't imagine polling would
>take any appreciable amount of resources, though.

Windows 95 polls the cd-rom drive for autorun.

It kills laptop batteries REAL quick.

CPU & memory aren't the only resources...


Real programmers use COPY CON PROGRAM.EXE

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