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SubjectRe: [patch 1/1] scsi: expose AN support to user space
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> wrote:
>> From: Kristen Carlson Accardi <>
>> If a scsi_device supports async notification for media change, then
>> let user
>> space know this capability exists by creating a new sysfs entry
>> "media_change_notify", which will be 1 if it is supported, and 0 if not
>> supported. Create a routine which allows scsi devices to send a
>> uevent when
>> media change events occur.
>> Signed-off-by: Kristen Carlson Accardi <>
>> Acked-by: Jeff Garzik <>
>> Cc: Tejun Heo <>
>> Cc: James Bottomley <>
>> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
> Ping?


This patch works (it has been working for months), is ACK'd by me,
addresses some of the feedback given in August, and has not received any
comments despite the SCSI maintainers being To'd or CC'd for weeks
(months, if you include the older thread).

Further, this patch is required to round out interrupt-driven media
change notification, that which eliminates the CD-ROM polling that
userspace has done since the dawn of time.

It was not in the merge window SCSI push, while being in -mm for a while
and linux-scsi having the patch for a while. Which means, if the
silence continues, it must wait 4-6 months for 2.6.25 release, for no
apparent reason.


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