Subject: Re: unable to unmount failing disk
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Paul Hoffman <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/29/2000 08:59:29
At 6:18 PM +0930 5/29/00, Brett Lymn wrote:
>According to Martin Husemann:
>>And, of course, it's still mounted. This is damn wrong, isn't it?
>Don't think so, the -f only prevents the filesystem in use check,
>the kernel will still want to flush the filesystem state to disk
>before the unmount is done.  Perchance we need a "don't sync" option
>on the unmount call much like shutdown has?

This sounds right to me. I had this situation happen a few years ago, 
and it was really annoying.

How about "-u", meaning "under any circumstance" or "-i", meaning "i 
really mean it"?