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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...


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