Re: magicdev for gnome2

On Thu, 2002-05-16 at 20:15, Owen Taylor wrote:

> > > Can you file a bug and attach it? I don't know when I'll get to it,
> > > but I will do so sometime within the next few months. 
> > > 
> > > (Sigh, yes, that's a long time. I know. The above changes sound
> > > reasonable, except for the gnome-vfs-monitor stuff; since we have
> > > to wake up anyways to check the device, it seems like major
> > > overkill to use gnome-vfs-monitor.)


> > We wake up to check the device, true. But if you use devfs, checking the
> > device doesn't make a hard disk access. Hitting /etc/mtab and /etc/fstab
> > does wake up the hard disk.
> > So by using devfs and fam, my hard disk isn't touched, and my laptop
> > batteries last longer :)
> stat shouldn't wake up the disk, since it doesn't need to write the
> atime. (magicdev was changed to check the atime before opening the file
> sometime in the last year.)

Removed the gnome-vfs stuff. And added a DVD auto-play (on the idea of
yakk) :)


/Bastien Nocera

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