hotswaprc - configuration file for hotswap
is the global configuration file for the hotswap utility.
It allows system administrators to specify arbitrary shell scripts to be run
after a device is inserted, as well as before and after it is removed. Scripts
are selected according to the model name retrieved from the device. This is
particularly helpful for automatic configuration of CD-RW drives, which
require SCSI emulation and bypass normal access via the IDE subsystem.
is implemented as an Extensible Mark-up Language (XML)
application. XML documents are structured using elements of the form <
>. A Document Type
Definition (DTD) describes the possible content
of each element.
Please refer to the XML specification for more information. The hotswap
distribution also contains an example file, doc/hotswaprc.example
which includes the DTD for the configuration file format.
- This is the root element of the document. Each valid
hotswaprc must contain exactly one <hotswap> element. The
<hotswap> element may contain an arbitrary number of <device>
- The configuration file contains one <device> element
for every device for which scripts are defined. The <device> element
is composed of the following elements in this order: <name>,
<post-insert>, <pre-remove>, <post-remove>. All but
<name> are optional.
- The content of this element is the model identification
string of the IDE device the current <device> element refers
- Contains the shell script that is to be executed after the
device has been inserted and registered with the kernel.
- Contains the shell script that is to be run before hotswap
attempts to unregister the device.
- Contains the shell script that is to be run after the
device had been unregistered.
Report bugs to email@example.com.
Written by Tim Stadelmann.
Copyright (c) 2002-2003 Tim Stadelmann.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the
terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2 or any later version
published by the Free Software Foundation.