Subject: Re: USB memory key mounts very slowly on 3.0
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Crni Gorac <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/15/2006 20:41:56
On 4/15/06, Steven M. Bellovin <> wrote:
> 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?

I created following /etc/fstab entry:
/dev/sd0e /mnt/usb msdos rw,noauto 0 0
and am using "mount /mnt/usb" command.

As for running disklabel, it also takes very long time (I mentionned
this above in my first message).