Am 11.09.2008 um 03:23 schrieb Ephaeton%gmx.net@localhost:
Just an observation: On hardware where you can see disk access (like USB sticks) you can see the lights flashing even after a sync; umount. Maybe that's (one of the) reason(s) that removing USB sticks can crash your system (if you remove it before it would flash "a final time"). What bothers me about it that after a sync(1) has returned, and the thing was unmounted, it shouldn't ever flash. Never. -Martin
sync(1) may return before all data is synced. That's nothing new and has been like that in UNIX for ages. That's why it got a common practice to use umount and then sync; sync; sync.
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