Subject: Re: USB memory key mounts very slowly on 3.0
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Crni Gorac <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/15/2006 20:41:56
On 4/15/06, Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 12:57:08 +0200, "Crni Gorac" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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).