[ILUG] USB drive mounted async
conor.daly_ilug at cod.homelinux.org
Tue Jan 16 23:31:13 GMT 2007
On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 10:32:17AM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Gavin McCullagh thought:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, Gareth Eason wrote:
> > that you are about to remove it. In Ubuntu, you right click the mounted
> > device on your desktop (or in a Nautilus window) and select Eject. This
> > performs a sync and umount, allowing you to safely remove the device.
> One notable exception to this is edubuntu's current ltspfs setup. On an
> edubuntu edgy thin client (and I think ltsp5 in general), you can pop in a
> USB mass storage device into a thin client. The hotplugging stuff on the
> thin client mounts the device, signals to the server that it's available
> and after a second or two gnome running on the server pops an icon on the
> desktop. Really lovely.
The thing that bothers me with Gnome's behaviour is that, when you
right-click -> Eject, the icon disappears from the desktop before the sync
is complete. So, unless you have a device with a busy light (I have at
least one that doesn't), you just have to guess when the sync is done.
OTOH, if you 'umount /mnt/point' from a console, it doesn't return until
it's safe to pull the USB device.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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