cvs commit: src/sys/dev/ata atapi-cd.c atapi-cd.h

Scott Long scottl at
Fri Nov 16 15:11:17 PST 2007

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <473E1A76.1030207 at>, Nate Lawson writes:
>> Well, there are two questions:  media present (yes/no) and drive capable
>> of telling if media present without just trying to read it (yes/no).
> This risk reopening the old religious war if drivers should poll
> their drives to be up to date on media existence.
> Practically all other modern operating systems do it, with the
> benefit that an icon can be flashed when you plug something in,
> (and in certain cases, so viruses can be autoinstalled without
> relying on user stupidity).
> I personally think it would make a lot of sense if FreeBSD moved
> in that way, but I've been told in no uncertain terms that this
> will speed up third coming and shake the very foundations of the
> unive^H^H^H^H^HCAM code.

This has nothing to do with polling, you're just trotting out an 
irrelevant argument to divert attention.


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