suboptimal handling of accidentally pulled usb devices (5.4)

Doug White dwhite at
Tue Apr 12 09:07:07 PDT 2005

On Sat, 9 Apr 2005, Matthias Buelow wrote:

> every so often, I forget to unmount my ipod (usb2) before pulling it
> from my PC.  While this and the mess that ensues is clearly a user
> error, it would be nice if this exceptional situation would get handled
> a bit more gracefully by the OS.  What happens now is that I cannot use
> the device anymore ("Resource unavailable") until I reboot.  Trying to
> unmount the still mounted filesystem (no matter if the device is plugged
> back in or not) simply gives:

Please see the archives for a lenghty explanation of why this is not going
to be fixed in the near-term future.

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