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Re: Desktop NetBSD needs your help
David Holland wrote:
On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 12:07:33AM +0300, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> What happens if you pull out mounted USB flash medium? Kernel panics, right?
> Maybe not necessarily, but the probability is high then, right?
> Do you defend, that this should be left as is, so that all R&C stuff,
> who dared to choose NetBSD for its seemingly higher productivity and
> easier maintainance, learnt painfully that one should manually umount
> media as fast as possible?
This is a red herring, because that is not a desktop bug, that's a
storage-level (storage being a server-grade thing, remember) kernel
bug. The same thing happens with any removable media if you eject it
while it's mounted.
(It is also not trivial to sort out, which is why it remains live...)
It is also a double red herring in that you cannot design around the
fact that removing an USB flash medium is a physical action. No software
can stop you from doing that at the wrong time.
You can just hope that the user is sensible enough to not do it while
the device is mounted.
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