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Re: Desktop NetBSD needs your help

David Holland <dholland-current%netbsd.org@localhost> writes:

> 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...)

Even though it is server-grade (I agree, that server and embedded
systems will win too, when it gets fixed), it occurs more frequently
in desktop usage.


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