USB memory stick hotswap problems

Benjamin Lutz benlutz at
Sun Sep 26 09:21:20 PDT 2004

> We should be telling the kernel at some point that this is a removable
> device, and not have the kernel complain if we umount it when the device
> has already disappeared (assuming that we have mounted it with -o sync).

Even if it's mounted async, the kernel should just shrug, flush the now
useless stuff from memory, and get on with it's live. Maybe a log entry
could be made when there's still unwritten data that has now been lost.

I'm anxious to see what phk comes up with :)

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