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The diskd command has the following syntax:
Selects the drive to observe for disk insertion. By default, drive 0 (/dev/fd0) is observed.
Selects the polling interval. The interval is given in tenths of seconds. Default is 10 (one second).
Automatic unmounting cannot yet be handled. It is indeed not enough to scan for disk removal, because when the disk is removed, it is already too late: There might be some buffers needing flushing. However, the fdmountd program allows automatic unmounting by using the SYNC mount options, which switches off write buffering (see section fdmount).