[CentOS] Flash Drive problem?

Tue Jul 7 20:57:44 UTC 2009
Ron Blizzard <rb4centos at gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Filipe
Brandenburger<filbranden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 16:16, Ron Blizzard<rb4centos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> One thing that is odd -- sometimes when I unmount the flash drive, I
>> get a notice on the bottom of the screen that says 1) Wait until the
>> files are written to the flash and 2) It is now safe to remove the
>> flash drive. But I only get these notices some of the time -- maybe
>> two out of ten times.
> I've seen that, apparently it will only show you the popups in the
> case where there are uncommitted writes that have to be flushed before
> the unmount finishes.
> I agree that it is strange that it does not behave like this every
> time, it would certainly be less worrisome to always show the "it is
> now safe..." message.
>> At any rate, I'm now unmounting and then waiting for a while before
>> removing the flash (just in case it is still writing). Thanks.
> Same here!

I also think I'll issue the 'sync' command a few times while the flash
drive or removable hard drive are still there -- after I've moved
files one way or the other. It "feels" kind of like issuing a "Save"
command in a word processor.

RonB -- Using CentOS 5.3