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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?

-hpa

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