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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] libata: Handle bay devices in dock stations
    Holger Macht wrote:
    > * Differentiate between bay devices in dock stations and others:
    > - When an ACPI_NOTIFY_EJECT_REQUEST appears, just signal uevent to
    > userspace (that is when the optional eject button on a bay device is
    > pressed/pulled) giving the possibility to unmount file systems and to
    > clean up. Also, only send uevent in case we get an EJECT_REQUEST
    > without doing anything else. In other cases, you'll get an add/remove
    > event because libata attaches/detaches the device.
    > - In case of a dock event, which in turn signals an
    > ACPI_NOTIFY_EJECT_REQUEST, immediately detach the device, because it
    > may already have been gone
    > * In case of an ACPI_NOTIFY_DEVICE/BUS_CHECK, evaluate _STA to check if
    > the device has been plugged or unplugged. If plugged, hotplug it, if
    > unplugged, just signal event to userspace
    > (initial patch by Matthew Garrett <>)
    > * Call ACPI _EJ0 for detached devices
    > Signed-off-by: Holger Macht <>
    > ---
    > Changes regarding the previous patch:
    > * Make sure kobj does not go away outside locking
    > * Coding style cleanups
    > * Call _EJ0 for detached devices

    Matthew, any comments?

    It would be nice if you and Holger could work together to produce a
    single patch[set]... right now I have patches from both of you, and I
    was sorta waiting on the thread to die down to see if competing patches
    might merge into a single set

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