[PC-BSD Testing] Automounting of USB drives - Why is it a problem?
yerenkow at uct.ua
Wed Apr 15 05:56:01 PDT 2009
On 15.04.2009 15:48, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:28 PM, A.Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua
> <mailto:yerenkow at uct.ua>> wrote:
> On 15.04.2009 15:15, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:09 PM, A.Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua
>> <mailto:yerenkow at uct.ua>> wrote:
>> On 15.04.2009 14:50, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>>> Hello List,
>>> For some time now, I have been baffled by one thing: Mac OS
>>> X somehow has FreeBSD under the hood. When you connect a USB
>>> stick (flash disk, external drive) to a Mac, it gets
>>> automounted, yet the same does not happen on FreeBSD.
>>> I have seen several questions being asked on this list about
>>> this feature, but the answer is neither here nor there.
>>> There is even a port (sysutils/automounter) that I believe
>>> is supposed to help towards this, but again it's not as easy
>>> as it seems to be.
>>> Now my question is just one: Why should it be this difficult
>>> for FreeBSD to have the automount feature within the base
>>> If OS X is doing it, Linux is doing it, FreeBSD can do it.
>> Mount usb dev, work with it somehow ( copy there or from),
>> and then NOT umounted it, remove it.
>> You'll probably get kernel panic and system crash. This
>> happen in almost all cases.
>> While BSD -Stable didn't merge new USB stack, which would
>> behave normal in such situation, auto-mount not good idea.
>> That's my IMHO :)
>> Sure, but you haven't seen a Mac OS X panic so far, right?
>> Perhaps you haven't seen/used any Mac, so you are not to blame:-)
>> All I am wondering about is why it cannot happen in FreeBSD world?
> You probably not aware that Apple don't cares at all of FreeBSD,
> and simple took it's code, reworked it out and keep it closed.
> So, in this OS, partially based on FreeBSD such kernel panics not
> But we are talking not about Mac OS X closed-source internal
> things? :) We are talking about "why not >>> in FreeBSD >>>>".
> This _can_ happen in FreeBSD world, we need just some patience,
> and wait for new USB-stack being completed and polished.
> So your contention is that the USB code (usb2 to be precise) is not
> yet ready on FreeBSD and that is the reason, right?
My assumption that there must be some reason (which I even couldn't
know), why it's not yet merged in 7-stable :)
> We aren't big software company, which if wants some feature to be
> completed in month - hired and _payed_ a lot of workers.
> FreeBSD world is volunteers world, and all software here is ready
> only when it's ready :)
> This one I know:-)
> That is why I am not throwing tantrums.
> Best regards,
> Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
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