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Re: [opensuse] opensuse 10.2 feature question
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2006 07:52:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <m3hcwebxhl.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> 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.

We developed this patch in january and it has now been ended in
2.6.19. So, there should be no difference.

>>
>> _
>> 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.

No - we developed it ourselves and forward ported it and finally got
it merged into 2.6.19,

Andreas
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