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Re: [opensuse] opensuse 10.2 feature question
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 17:50:28 -0500
  • Message-id: <87f94c370612011450i46b9d393g668000e788e57697@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/1/06, B.Weber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <B.Weber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> FAT: Add "-o flush" mount option for fat for removable media devices
> (USB flash-based memory devices, MP3 players). Mounting with -o flush
> tells FAT to write things to disk as quickly as possible. It is like
> -o sync, but much faster (and not as safe). Think of it like a fast
> "async" mount (commit)

-o flush works here, and looking at the changelogs for 10.1 it appears it
was added then. My USB devices appear to be mounted with it automatically.
The kde and gnome automount things have support too. See
http://benjiweber.co.uk/screenshots/usb-opts.png the Flushed IO option.

I'm not sure what the difference between this and what is mentioned in the
2.6.19 changelog. Perhaps someone could enlighten me.

_
Benjamin Weber

Interesting.

It had not occurred to me to check 10.1, but at least one of my 10.1
machines is using the flush option as well.

Obviously the good folks at Novell have backported this patch and
added it to their 2.6.18 kernel.

I must say that as many threads as there are on here about USB
thumbdrives and hot-plugging I'm amazed not to have read about this
before.

Greg
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Greg Freemyer
The Norcross Group
Forensics for the 21st Century
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