Section: Toshiba Linux Utilities (8)Updated: 22 January 2000Local indexUp
thotswap - change the device in the SelectBay of a Toshiba laptop without
thotswap [ -qwzurhv ]
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
Try an unregister a device from the IDE bus without going into daemon mode.
Rescan the IDE bus for new devices without going into daemon mode.
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.