Am 23.12.2012 16:28, schrieb John Paul Adrian Glaubitz:
I took a look at udev-discoverer gui application to see which information we can get from udev. Is there any way to get the mountpoint? I cannot find anything about that. If not maybe we can use dbus to get the device file and "DriveAdded"/"DriveRemoved" notification and use udev to get the device information for the specified device file. Or better use the other way: use udev to get notifications and device information and than use dbus to get the mountpoint if device is a himd device. Also maybe we could make use of libudev to provide autodetection mechanism without the need to create/install any udev rules.On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 04:01:20PM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:An easy way would be to use udev which is unfortunately Linux-specific. udev emumerates devices and can assign device files according to specific properties (USB IDs, for example). With udev, you could have any HiMD/NetMD device known from a himd.rules/netmd.rules file assign the device file /dev/himdN or /dev/netmdN (N being an integer number).As a quick follow up, here's a good introductory guide to writing udev rules . However, I think we should discuss the whole auto detection mechanism on Linux, *BSD and MacOS X on more detail before we start implementing it so we can be sure to have maximum cross-platform compatibility. Adrian
I think netmd detection at application start is mostly platform independent using libusb, libusb provides it's own enumeration function as used in libnetmd. We just need device added/removed notification to reenumerate libusb devices.
I will read some more about udev. Thomas