On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, LA Walsh wrote:
> So I'm still wondering what the "approved and recommended" way for a program
> to be "automatically" informed of a CD or floppy change/insertion and be able to
> informed of media 'type' w/o kernel warnings/error messages. It sounds like
> there is no kernel support for this so far?
> Then it seems the less ideal question is what is the "approved and recommended
> way for a program to "poll" such devices to check for 'changes' and 'media type'
> without the kernel generating spurious WARNINGS/ERRORS?
The main problem is, in fact: none of floppy drives/IDE
floppies/CDROMs/whatever can do asynchronous medium change notifications (at
least not that I know of), so you'll need to poll anyway... And of course, the
commands to send depend on the device...
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