Re: [Xpert]Re: User-level Tasks in Hotplug Scripts?

On Tuesday 05 February 2002 02:54, David Brownell wrote:
> > >>Jim, if the user is logged in so is the rest of the user interface. Why
> > >>not have a monitoring program (like console) that watches the hotplug
> > >>events and invokes corresponding configuration program ?
> Actually one of the goals of the hotplug framework is to avoid
> requirements to have Yet Another Monitoring Daemon hanging
> around wasting resources ... likewise, to avoid needing to start the
> apropriate magic program before plugging in devices.

You could have the demon started by inetd.

> > And what would the problem be with using an event distribution mechanism
> > that would require the listener to have certain privileges?
> Another of the goals classic end-user "usability".  Remember that
> the original problem was how to fire up an unprivileged tool ... not
> all hotplug events imply any need for privilege. Users initiate hotplug
> events with just physical access privileges.  When the device software
> has already been set up, additional privilege shouldn't be needed.

Not all users are equal in this regard. Eg. a FibreChannel network might
be quite extensive.


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