Subject: Re: Detaching live sd devices
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/26/2005 16:29:05
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On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 08:51:12AM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 09:32:27PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Jul 2005, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > >I agree. While I think the user should have to go through a manual ste=
p, I
> > >think that we can make it easy for them. The "eject" command will do an
> > >unmount if you pass it the -f option. So it shouldn't be hard to creat=
e a
> > >tool that can help users eject media. :-)
> >=20
> > That only works if you force users to use it, by hardware.
> > Until then, uninitiated users will just yank out the usb stick when the=
> > shell prompt's back, and that's it.
> Learn from the Amiga. wall a message to reinsert volume YYY, then.
> 	-is

That may work for USB sticks, but I'm interested in working with disks on=
a SAN (iSCSI or Fibre Channel). Telling all users to "reinsert wwn=20
blahblah" isn't going to be too useful. :-(

Take care,


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