usb/umass, devfs: this sucks
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Dec 26 14:45:16 PST 2007
On Wed, 26 Dec 2007, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On December 25, 2007 10:25:08 PM -0800 David Benfell
> <benfell at parts-unknown.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 00:38:11 -0500, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
>>> If we want people to give FreeBSD a try in good faith, it is both
>>> profoundly stupid and dishonest on our part to claim, we have a
>>> working USB-system... It does not matter, how great our buffer-sharing
>>> VM is, if a home user can't process their photos with a
>>> FreeBSD-powered computer.
> To the OP of this thread - generalized statements like this aren't very
> helpful. I have a USB mouse and a USB keyboard, both of which work fine and
> always have.
Well, me too, and a USB scanner which works well. But I understand the
Lately, I was trying to use a card reader with a too-long USB cable.
Not only did that not work, but it could slow the system down to nothing
or panic it. Fixed with a powered hub...
It seems like we need another kind of storage, something that is known
to be only mostly data-safe. If the system would gracefully handle
unexpected media removals, that would be nice. Not everything is a
trustworthy hard drive.
The user ought to be able to tell the system "Yes, da0s1 is an msdos
filesystem which I'm going to be yanking out at unexpected times. Yes,
I know it might lose some data, but at least figure things out and don't
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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