[kde-freebsd] multislot cardreader and hald

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Mon Dec 24 18:10:50 CET 2007

On Mon, 2007-12-24 at 16:32 +0200, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 21/12/2007 15:33 Joe Marcus Clarke said the following:
> > Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> >> On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 05:59:44 -0600, Andriy Gapon <avg at icyb.net.ua> wrote:
> >>
> >>> on 20/12/2007 19:03 Jeremy Messenger said the following:
> >>>> I am no expert on hald, but if I understand it correct. If there is no
> >>>> probe in hald then hald will never know if you put/keep your da disks in
> >>>> and pull out. I bet other OSs do the same things. Correct me if I am
> >>>> wrong.
> >>> I now see what you are saying and this makes a lot of sense indeed. And
> >>> I agree that FreeBSD kernel is overly verbose about such a condition -
> >>> after all it is normal that a device with a ("field") removable media
> >>> can have no media. I need to check how FreeBSD 7 behaves in this respect
> >> FreeBSD 7 beahves same. I have 7.0-BETA4 (Dec 13). If I put DVD movie in
> >> and I will get over 16k lines in message under a minute.
> >>
> >> http://people.freebsd.org/~mezz/messages.txt.bz2
> >>
> >> If I put a blank CD in and I only get less than ten lines in messages. I
> >> can't wait for someone to fix FreeBSD because that over 16k lines under
> >> a minute is very annoy.
> > 
> > Disc media is treated differently than USB media.  USB umass devices are
> > assumed to have media.  This is part of the issue with the card reader
> > (floppy drives behave the same way).
> Isn't this a bad assumption?

Probably, but right now I'm strapped with what I have time to do.  Since
you have the hardware, if you could come up with a fix for hal, I'd be
happy to commit it.


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team      ::      gnome at FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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