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Re: How to remove some mounted partition icons?



Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Jan 7, 2008 4:28 PM, Douglas McClendon
<dmc fedora filteredperception org> wrote:
I had been happily just yanking usbsticks for a long time, though just
the other day I did manage to corrupt a vfat fs on one pretty badly.

But would you ever want to yank a  terabyte sized usb "stick" like
Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo 1TB External Drive?

Absolutely, if I trusted that the kernel code was smart enough to never result in a corrupted filesystem.

I mean, as far as a user experience goes, manual unmounting is one of the biggest hassles around.

I know I'm just stating the obvious, and nothing you don't know, but clearly the lack of an external-media-user-interface as robust and easy as MS-windows-3.1 floppy disk interface, has been a serious hinderance to linux's widespread adoption.

Maybe someone knowledgable can fill me in- but is there any reason why currently you *can't*(or shouldn't) yank a terabyte external ext3fs usb 2.0 drive? Obviously I wouldn't do it in an enterprise situation until such a practice was widely accepted in the official documentation for a couple years. But it certainly seems like it should be doable with journaled filesystems, and a data volume which you know that you have finished all commands writing to it, for say 3X the the maximum amount of time you know the system would let it have uncommitted writes.

-dmc


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