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I've written an application for OS X that manages my USB device and I need it to be constantly running in the background as a daemon process. A little off-topic, but is there an Apple-approved way of installing and running daemon/background processes? A search of Apple's website hasn't turned up anything yet. The background app calls a user-mode USB driver to do stuff periodically. Essentially, what I want to do is to create something which would be analogous to a "Startup Item" under OS 9. Any suggestions? Also, and more related to OS X USB specifically, should it be possible for a user-mode USB driver to cause a kernal panic (notice that I say "should it be", not "is it"). I'm running under 10.1.5 and am occasionally getting a kernel panic. We need to run under 10.1.5, and this bug is very sporadic (unfortunately I don't have a stack trace yet). Apple advises developers to write user-mode drivers so as to avoid the possibility of causing kernal panic. Well, I wrote a user-mode driver and I get kernal panics. My understanding is that even if there's a bug in a user-mode driver, it still shouldn't cause a kernal panic, because of the separation of kernal space and user space. Correct? Thanks, Steve New DSL Internet Access from SBC & Yahoo! http://sbc.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ usb mailing list | email@hidden Help/Unsubscribe/Archives: http://www.lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/usb Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored.
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