USB memory stick hotswap problems

Brooks Davis brooks at
Mon Sep 27 12:35:39 PDT 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 03:50:30PM -0500, Mike wrote:
> Although I fully understand your reasoning, there is still a major
> problem here that really should be resolved.  I don't claim that I
> have a solution - but I think I have an example that really requires
> for this to be solved in some way other than "you must unmount the
> USB device before unplugging".

You can make statements like this all you want, but at the end of the
day all you do is delay the solution.  The few developers who are
capable of fixing these sorts of problems understand the issues and
would like to fix them, but the code is question is large, complex, and
fairly crufty.  It also wasn't designed with this sort of scenario in
mind.  The more time those developers have to spend reading messages
from people demanding a fix and pontificating on the importance of
the fix, the less time they can spend of the necessary architectural
cleanups to actually fix the problem.

If you want to do something to hasten the arrival of a fix, consider
donating to the Foundation for work in this area or perhaps contributing
to a developer like PHK when they solicit donations to enable them to do
related work.

-- Brooks

Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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