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    SubjectRe: Asynchronous CDROM Events in Userland
    Stevie O wrote:

    > 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...

    Does it spin up the CD-ROM doing so?


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