>> >The potential for breakage is huge, people run automounters on CD's,
>> >file managers may try to mount the CD without asking the user.
>> The bad news is that it seems that the automounters are part of the GUIs and
>> not well enough documented. There should be:
>> - Something like the Solaris volume manager that is part of the base OS
>> and kernel folks should forbid GUI folks to add such tasks to the GUI
>Solaris vold? Thanks no, floppy access was so easy in SunOS before the
>days of the volume manager.
.... and it is even simpler since vold is present. Call volcheck to tell vold
that the media changed or use a SCSI floppy which supports to tell the kernel
that a media change did happen.
>> - The volume manager should have a documented interface that allows
>> programs like e.g. cdrecord to gain exclusive access to a CD drive.
>much simpler, cdrom driver needs an ioctl to claim exclusive use of
>the device and cdrecord than needs to use that ioctl.
This will not work. What should happen when the drive is mounted?
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