Hot-swap SATA and atacontrol

Wilko Bulte wb at
Tue Aug 2 16:00:49 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 10:44:07AM -0500, Scot Hetzel wrote..
> On 8/2/05, Justin Finkelstein <justin at> wrote:
> > I might be being a little dense, but what do you mean by sync?
> > 
> before you unmount the drive, type:
> sync
> sync
> sync
> Then unmount the drive, and remove it.

Unmount does not return until the buffers have been synced anyway,
so this does not buy you anything.

The ancient form is more like:

sync;sync;sync;<halt button on your PDP/11 frontpanel>

Wilko Bulte				wilko at

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