panic after removing usb flash drive

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Wed Aug 31 03:37:02 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 31 August 2005 12:34, Ben Kaduk wrote:
> Of course, if you did unmount the filesystem before pulling the drive, then
> this shoule be looked into.

IMHO it would be really nice if you could tell the kernel that it should just 
ditch the data (and whine to the log file) instead of panicing.

For your "main" file systems the panic approach is sensible, but for removable 
things it's more likely to cause data loss I think (because the panic could 
eat data on your other drives).

Although last time I saw this discussed I came away with the impression that 
it wasn't possible for the kernel to do this..? (without substantial work 

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