Subject: Re: sudden detach
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/11/2006 13:50:20
On Jul 11, 2006, at 10:23 AM, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 12:18:04PM -0500, David Young wrote:
>> I have always considered it a bug in Windows XP that the user has to
>> intervene before a device can be removed.  I thought that both USB  
>> and
>> Cardbus were designed to make a sudden detach possible?  In  
>> principle,
>> can't a carefully written driver survive a sudden detach?
> The user is *asked* to warn the OS ahead. This makes it more reliable.
> Most of the time it doesn't matter.

And, in fact, XP does writes to e.g. USB memory sticks synchronously  
in order to avoid problems "just yanking" the device.

> Joerg

-- thorpej