Subject: Re: problems writing to USB stick
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Salmi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2005 13:51:59
Christoph Kaegi --> current-users (2005-04-21 13:44:34 +0200):
> On 21.04-01:24, Jukka Salmi wrote:
> > Hello,
> > on a current (3.99.3) i386 system, while extracting binary sets to FFS
> > on a USB flash drive, the write process (I used tar and pax) often hangs
> > for several minutes (sometimes up to ten) at random places; ps reports
> > state `D'. The system in use:
> Did you enable softdeps when mounting the filesystems on the USB
> flash drive?
> If yes, try without softdeps.
No, I don't use softdeps.
BTW, I just tried again, and writing with pax succeeded without any
problems; then I newfs-ed the flash drive, and tried again with tar.
After writing some files, the system hung and did not recover anymore,
umass0: BBB reset failed, TIMEOUT
umass0: BBB bulk-in clear stall failed, TIMEOUT
for about half an hour until I pressed the reset button... But pax working
and tar not was probably a coincidence.
$ ((RANDOM%6)) || rm -rf ~