removing external usb hdd without unmounting causes reboot?
josh at tcbug.org
Wed Jul 18 13:39:52 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 18 July 2007, Momchil Ivanov wrote:
> I am running FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #11: Sat Jul 14 16:27:12 CEST 2007
> and accidently unplugged the USB hub to which my external hdd
> together with a mouse were connected and this caused my machine to
> freeze for some seconds and then reboot. At that moment the hdd was
> mounted and I was playing music out of it.
> After that I tried to reproduce it :) so just plugged only the hdd
> directly, mounted it and started playing music files from it. When
> I unplugged the USB cable the same thing happened: short freeze,
> and then reboot. Is this expected behaviour? And is there some way
> to avoid the freeze and reboot?
Yes, it's expected behavior. The workaround is to not unplug mounted
devices. (There's nothing special about USB here, if you unplugged an
IDE drive you'd get the same behavior)
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