removing external usb hdd without unmounting causes reboot?
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 19 14:58:47 UTC 2007
On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 08:48:21AM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <20070718170559.GA11915 at eos.sc1.parodius.com>
> Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at freebsd.org> writes:
> : If someone wants to work on this and needs devices/toys (thumb drives,
> : external enclosures + hard disks), let me know, I will be more than
> : happy to buy them the hardware needed.
> Willing to fund the work on it too? This is a volunteer project, and
> you have to motivate people to work on this.
I'm one man with a single day job. I only make so much money a year,
most of which goes to rent and co-location bills. Remaining amounts
usually go to small hobby projects of mine, or donating money to folks
like phk@ to work on features that I'll benefit from (serial console
work comes to mind, ditto with BTX fixes).
What I'm saying is that I can't afford (literally -- I don't have the
cash) to pay someone US$40/hour for programming efforts (especially when
I know it'd be a 8-12 week job), but I *can* afford to donate a few
hundred bucks getting someone hardware who has the know-how to fix or
test things much better than myself. Most of the time though I'm told
"I have the hardware I need -- it's a matter of finding the time!"
Ain't that the truth. :-)
Besides working on ports (which I've been slacking on as of late), this
is how I try to help/contribute to the FreeBSD community.
> The best one can do without massive buffer cache work is what firewire
> does: it has one attachment to handle all umass devices. When the
> device goes away, it pauses all operations to that device. If the
> device comes back, it resumes the I/O . If the device never comes
> back, then the I/O never finishes.
This sounds good.
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