CARDMGR(8) System Manager's Manual CARDMGR(8)
cardmgr - PCMCIA device manager
cardmgr [-V] [-q] [-d] [-o] [-f] [-v] [-c configpath] [-m modpath] [-p pidfile] [-s stabfile]
Cardmgr monitors PCMCIA sockets for card insertion and removal events. When a card is inserted, cardmgr looks up the card in a database of
known cards. If the card can be identified, appropriate device drivers will be loaded and bound to the card. When a card is ejected, that
card's drivers will be shut down and unloaded if possible. Based on the contents of the PCMCIA card configuration database, cardmgr may
also execute arbitrary commands when appropriate cards are either inserted or removed.
All insertion and removal events, device driver loads and unloads, and startup and shutdown commands are reported in the system log file.
Warnings and errors will also be logged. Current card and device information for each socket is recorded in /var/lib/pcmcia/stab.
Normally, when a card is identified, cardmgr will send a beep to the console. A beep is also generated when a card is successfully config-
ured. A beep of lower pitch is generated if either of these steps fails. Ejecting a card produces a single beep.
When cardmgr receives a SIGHUP signal, it will reload its configuration file. When cardmgr receives a SIGTERM signal, it will shut down
all sockets that are not busy and then exit, but drivers for busy sockets will stay loaded.
If the PCMCIA_OPTS environment variable is set, its contents will be parsed after the main card configuration file is read.
At startup, cardmgr requires that /tmp reside on a filesystem that permits special device files (i.e., a real linux filesystem, that is not
-V Show version information and exit.
-q Quiet mode: don't beep when cards are inserted.
-v Verbose mode: generates more informational messages during normal operation. Configuration scripts are executed with VERBOSE=y.
-d Follow module dependencies when loading driver modules, by defaulting to use modprobe instead of insmod. Normally, cardmgr will try
using modprobe only after an unsuccessful attempt with insmod.
-f Foreground: do not fork and run as a daemon until after configuring any cards that are already present.
-o One pass: configure cards that are present, then exit. This flag also forces cardmgr to run in the foreground.
Look for the card configuration database and card configuration scripts in the specified directory, instead of /etc/pcmcia.
Look for loadable kernel modules in the specified directory, instead of /lib/modules/`uname -r`.
Write the PID of the cardmgr process to the specified file, instead of /var/run/cardmgr.pid.
Write current socket information to the specified file, instead of /var/lib/pcmcia/stab.
/etc/pcmcia/config Card configuration database
/etc/pcmcia/config.opts Local resource settings for PCMCIA devices
/var/run/cardmgr.pid PID of active cardmgr process
/var/lib/pcmcia/stab Current card and device information for each socket.
David Hinds - firstname.lastname@example.org
pcmcia(5), stab(5), cardctl(8), cardinfo(1).
pcmcia-cs 2001/07/19 23:41:34 CARDMGR(8)