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Date:      Thu, 9 Jul 2009 18:59:27 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <>
To:        Sagara Wijetunga <>
Subject:   Re: Why this flash drive not detected in devd?
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On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 11:22:16PM +0800, Sagara Wijetunga wrote:
> Hi FreeBSD community
> This is FreeBSD 7.2 on i386.
> sysctl -a | grep dev.umass
> dev.umass.1.%desc: Imation Flash Drive, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.03, addr 3
> dev.umass.1.%driver: umass
> dev.umass.1.%location: port=3D6 interface=3D0
> dev.umass.1.%pnpinfo: vendor=3D0x0718 product=3D0x0081 devclass=3D0x00=20
> devsubclass=3D0x00 release=3D0x0103 sernum=3D"14925B00" intclass=3D0x08=
> intsubclass=3D0x06
> dev.umass.1.%parent: uhub4
> Following added to /etc/devd.conf:
> # Imation Flash Drive, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.03, addr 3
> attach 200 {
>     match "vendor"  "0x0718";
>     match "product" "0x0081";
>     match "serial"  "14925B00";
>     action "touch /tmp/Imation-Flash-Drive-detected";
> };
> Could I know why the flash drive is not detected on attach?

The USB subsystem isn't currently equipped to notify devd (technically,
the devctl_notify function isn't used in the USB stack). So the only
notification you'll get is when devfs creates a device. Since there is
no predictable link between a USB device and a disk device, info from
the USB stack would be less then usefull.

You can check this by reading from /dev/devctrl (when devd is not
running, since this device can only be opened by one program at a time)
just after you plugged in the device. For my usb thumbdrive I get:

cat /dev/devctl
!system=3DDEVFS subsystem=3DCDEV type=3DCREATE cdev=3Dpass2
!system=3DDEVFS subsystem=3DCDEV type=3DCREATE cdev=3Dda0
!system=3DDEVFS subsystem=3DCDEV type=3DCREATE cdev=3Dda0s1
!system=3DDEVFS subsystem=3DCDEV type=3DCREATE cdev=3Dmsdosfs/RFS1

While sysctl gives:

dev.umass.0.%desc: vendor 0x3538 USB Mass Storage Device, class 0/0, rev 2.=
00/1.00, addr 2
dev.umass.0.%driver: umass
dev.umass.0.%location: port=3D4 interface=3D0
dev.umass.0.%pnpinfo: vendor=3D0x3538 product=3D0x0042 devclass=3D0x00 devs=
ubclass=3D0x00 release=3D0x0100 sernum=3D"000000000004E1" intclass=3D0x08 i=
dev.umass.0.%parent: uhub4

So for now, you'll have to match on the creation of da* devices, or
labels if you use those.

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