Re: IDE and hot-swap disk caddies

Mark Lord (
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 22:32:06 -0500

Well, what you tried at first is very close,
and could be made to work for you with some debugging.

But ideally, I think the driver should just rescan the interface
anytime a raw drive (minor number == 0) access is performed..
More or less. With a bit of debounce logic.


Mark Lord
Real-Time Remedies Inc.

John Summerfield wrote: > > > > The device is hot-swap capable and has a switch (others have a key) > > > that locks the drive in and powers it up; in the other position the > > > drive is powered down and can be removed. > > > > Linux doesn't support IDE hot swap at the drive level. Its basically > > waiting people to want it enough to either fund it or go write the code > > > > What needs to be done? How extensive is the surgery needed? > > -- > Cheers > John Summerfield > > Microsoft's most solid OS: > > Note: mail delivered to me is deemed to be intended for me, for my > disposition. > > ============================== > If you don't like being told you're wrong, > be right! - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at