Subject: Re: USB memory key mounts very slowly on 3.0
To: Crni Gorac <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/15/2006 14:07:51
On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 12:57:08 +0200, "Crni Gorac" <> wrote:

> Got an IBM Thinkpad R51 machine, together with IBM 512MB USB memory
> key.  I just installed NetBSD 3.0 on my machine, and am trying to
> setup mounting memory key.  But mounting is extremely slow - it takes
> almost 2 min. to my NetBSD installation to mount the key with stock
> NetBSD 3.0 kernel.  I tried with compiling my own kernel,
> but with same results.  The device is immediately recognized with both
> kernels after plugging in, however it takes forever until mounted (or
> for any other operation, for example when looking for partitions using
> disklabel it takes again about 2 min. until showing partitions).  Once
> mounted, the device could be used fine, and un-mounting works
> instantly.  BTW, the device is partitioned using Linux fdisk, and
> partition in question (it is only partition on device) is FAT32
> partition, formated again under Linux; but I don't think there is
> anything wrong with that.  So - any suggestion here?

That sounds very odd.  Are you using amd or just a mount command?  What
happens if you run 'disklabel'?  Does it still take a long time?

		--Steven M. Bellovin,