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fstools: media change detection (eg:sdcard) using kernel polling

Linux kernel has a polling mechanism that can be activated by changing
the parameter /sys/module/block/parameters/events_dfl_poll_msecs which
is deactivated by default or the /sys/block/[device]/events_poll_msecs
for one device.

This patch set the events_poll_msecs when a disk is inserted.
Once the media disk change event is sent by the kernel then we force a
re-read of the devices using /sbin/block info.

With this patch, insertion and ejection of sd card will automatically
generate partition devices in /dev.

Signed-off-by: Matthias Badaire <>
[rewrap commit message, fix bashisms, fix non-matching condition,
 bump pkg release]
Signed-off-by: Jo-Philipp Wich <>
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badzz authored and jow- committed May 15, 2018
1 parent 5a89eea commit cf8483cb4ffc99bf3f512bb134860ccc8c099abe
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  1. +2 −1 package/system/fstools/Makefile
  2. +8 −0 package/system/fstools/files/media-change.hotplug
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@
include $(TOPDIR)/


@@ -110,6 +110,7 @@ define Package/block-mount/install
$(INSTALL_BIN) ./files/fstab.init $(1)/etc/init.d/fstab
$(INSTALL_CONF) ./files/fstab.default $(1)/etc/uci-defaults/10-fstab
$(INSTALL_CONF) ./files/mount.hotplug $(1)/etc/hotplug.d/block/10-mount
$(INSTALL_CONF) ./files/media-change.hotplug $(1)/etc/hotplug.d/block/00-media-change

$(INSTALL_BIN) $(PKG_INSTALL_DIR)/usr/sbin/block $(1)/sbin/
$(INSTALL_DATA) $(PKG_INSTALL_DIR)/usr/lib/ $(1)/lib/
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
[ -n "$DISK_MEDIA_CHANGE" ] && /sbin/block info

if [ "$ACTION" = "add" -a "$DEVTYPE" = "disk" ]; then
case "$DEVNAME" in
mtd*) : ;;
*) echo 2000 > /sys/block/$DEVNAME/events_poll_msecs ;;

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