Drive detection stuff

Andreas Mohr andi at
Fri Mar 4 06:10:03 CST 2005


On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 01:08:27PM +0200, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> Andreas Mohr wrote:
> >Are you sure the apps get notified, too?
> >ISTR XP doesn't automatically update the Explorer view after you have
> >plugged in a USB stick, or maybe I'm wrong?
> >
> > 
> >
> Yes it does. and any program can. There is an API to watch for File 
> System changes. From files (for editors), to folders and drives. The 
> standard Shell control (Used in file dialogs and Explorer) uses this API 
> by default. Also apps that do their own Dialogs like office.
Ah, so this means that the directory change notification mechanism
applies to volume notification as well? Or is it still a somewhat separate

Nevermind, at least you just told us that this API exists, so we should
try to get the hal/hotplug/fam stuff integratedf towards this API.

Andreas Mohr

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