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Re: [SLE] USB drive access light?
  • From: Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 17:20:42 -0600
  • Message-id: <e7eeb23050224152077219d3d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 14:53:22 -0800, Lew Wolfgang <wolfgang@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
>
> I think he did RTFM.
>
> From page 292 of the 9.2 SuSE Administration Guide:
>
> "SUSE Linux supports the automatic detection of moble storage devices
> over fireware or USB... The user is completely spared the manual
> mounting and unmounting that was found in previous versions of
> SUSE LINUX. Device can simply be dosconnected as soon as no
> program accesses it."
>
> These devices use SUBFS and SUBMOUNT, of which I know very
> little. Maybe they don't buffer writes to IEEE 1394 and USB
> storage?
>
> Left as an exercise for the student is determining when "no
> program accesses it", which gets back to the backwards light
> again...
>
> Regards,
> Lew Wolfgang
>

OP does not specify version. I'm with 9.1 here.

Sunny

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