Respuesta: Re: USB memory stick hotswap problems
edwinculp at prodigy.net.mx
Wed Sep 29 03:49:15 PDT 2004
----- Mensaje original -----
De: Julian Stacey <jhs at berklix.org>
Fecha: Miércoles, Septiembre 29, 2004 4:34 am
Asunto: Re: USB memory stick hotswap problems
> Very telling mail that. Hopefully someone may find time to solve it.
Yes, I agree, basically because Micro$oft has users accustomed to transparently access and removal of floppies and cd's, if not my icons wouldn't look like a hack.
> What's a PITA by the way ?
Pain in the ass :)
Have a great day,
> > From: edwinculp <edwinculp at prodigy.net.mx>
> > Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 10:56:17 -0500
> > Message-id: <1b79851b2436.1b24361b7985 at prodigy.net.mx>
> edwinculp wrote:
> > Quoting Ivan Voras <ivoras at fer.hr>:
> > > Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > >> One possibility would be to add a facility to mark all the
> data for
> > >> a certain device to be non-critical so it will throw it away
> when it
> > >> tries to flush it and fails instead of panicing.
> > >
> > > That (and a message in syslog) would be just fine. ("Windows
> does it, so
> > > it's normal".) I know (and I think other USB drive users know
> too) that
> > > I need to wait for the little LED on the device to stop
> blinking before
> > > unplugging it.
> > >
> > > IIRC, Windows mounts removable drives with write caching
> disabled, so it
> > > should probably be the same in FreeBSD.
> > Would it not be a good idea to do something like this for cd's
> and floppies?
> > I'm substituting FreeBSD for windows in some internet cafes. Not
> automatical> ly recovering from unmounted cd's, floppies and
> usbdev's, is probably the big
> > gest PITA that I've found and haven't been able to solve cleanly.
> I've had t
> > o put icons on the kde-desktop for accessing and removing them
> that many just
> > ignore. This is also the case in a corporate environment where
> I have had t
> > he same problem but they are a little better at using the
> > icon because it is their pc that crashes :)
> > Thanks,
> > ed
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