Subject: Re: FireWire not detecting device removal?
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2006 15:07:25
In message <>
, "Michael L. Hitch" writes:
>     Some users familiar with umass(4) might wonder why the device is not
>     detached at the scsi(4) layer when the device is unplugged.  It is
>     detached only if the device has not been plugged again during several bus
>     resets.  This is for preventing to detach an active file system even when
>     the device cannot be probed correctly for some reason after a bus reset
>     or when the device is temporary disconnected because the user changes the
>     bus topology.  If you want to force to detach the device, run fwctl -r
>     several times.

Oh!  So it's a feature, and even a rather elegant one, rather than a bug.


That means firewire's actually working as designed, and the only bug left
on my Incredibly Jinxed System is a pkgsrc weirdness.