DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2007-06
Re: cvs commit: src/sys/bus/cam cam_sim.c cam_sim.h
: Do not destroy the device queue, it is needed by the peripheral code
: (e.g. scsi/scsi_da.c, etc) even if the backend hardware has disappeared.
: When cam_sim_free() is called, set up a dummy poll and action callback
: and make the action callback generate an I/O error.
: This allows things like filesystem mounts of USB memory sticks to start
: returning I/O errors instead of blocking forever if the stick is pulled.
: Revision Changes Path
: 1.9 +34 -5 src/sys/bus/cam/cam_sim.c
: 1.6 +0 -1 src/sys/bus/cam/cam_sim.h
I'm still working on this. umount works with the USB memory stick
pulled, but the system will panic with 'dangling vnodes' under
numerous conditions. I am going to try to track some of them down.
Theoretically we should be able to make the system robust enough to
deal (as in not crash) with a pulled stick even if programs are CD'd
into the mount.
It would be really cool if the system could 'reconnect' to a USB memory
stick if it is pulled and then put back in, but that's a project for
another time (or for someone else to do!)... I don't even know if USB
memory sticks have working serial numbers in order to figure out that
the stick inserted is the same one that was ripped out.