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       diskd - disk daemon; wait for disk to be inserted


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       The diskd command has the following syntax:

          diskd [-d drive] [-i interval] [-e command]

       Diskd waits for a disk to be inserted into a given drive, and  then  either  executes  the
       command  or exits. This program can be used to automatically mount a disk as soon as it is


       This program works by switching the motor on for a very short interval, and  then  seeking
       to  track  -1.  This  might  damage hardware in the long run. Amigas, which also use these
       techniques, are known for having problems with their disk drives  no  longer  spinning  up
       properly after a few month of usage.


       -d drive
              Selects  the drive to observe for disk insertion. By default, drive 0 (/dev/fd0) is

       -i interval
              Selects the polling interval. The interval is given in tenths of  seconds.  Default
              is 10 (one second).

       -e command
              Gives  the  command  to be executed when a disk is inserted. If no command is given
              the program simply exits. Typically, the command mounts the disk. It can be a shell
              scripts which probes for several filesystems and disk geometries until it succeeds.


       *      Automatic  unmounting  cannot  yet  be handled. It is indeed not enough to scan for
              disk removal, because when the disk is removed, it is already too late: There might
              be  some  buffers needing flushing.  However, the fdmountd program allows automatic
              unmounting by using the SYNC mount options, which switches off write buffering (see
              section  fdmount).

       *      The  drive  motor  is  running  all  the time, and on some computers, the drive led
              flickers at each time the drive is polled.

See Also

       Fdutils' texinfo doc