thotswap - change the device in the SelectBay of a Toshiba laptop
thotswap [ -qwzurhv ]
thotswap is a small daemon that monitors whether the SelectBay on a
Toshiba is locked. When the SelectBay is unlocked it attempts to
remove the device from the IDE bus. On locking the SelectBay the IDE
bus is rescanned for IDE/ATAPI devices. This enables SelectBay devices
to changed without the need for a reboot.
For some older models that do no support hot-swapping, the SelectBay
device can still be changed using warm-swapping. First use the command
line to unregister the device. Then suspend the laptop and place the
new device into the SelectBay. On resuming use the command line to
rescan the IDE bus for new devices.
Operate in silent mode without the beeps.
Send messages to the user using wall(1).
Send messages to the user using xmessage(1x).
Try an unregister a device from the IDE bus without going into
Rescan the IDE bus for new devices without going into daemon
Display a short help message and exit.
Print the version number and exit.
When a none IDE/ATAPI device is inserted you will see error messages
saying "WARNING: error rescanning the IDE bus". This just means that no
IDE/ATAPI device could be found and can be safely ignored.
This program was written by Jonathan Buzzard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public
License. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY for this program.
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22 January 2000