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Re: [SLE] speed in Pen drive access
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 19:51:41 +0100
  • Message-id: <200603041951.41430.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 04 March 2006 19:42, James Knott wrote:
> So, in order to prevent corruption, we make the device unusable? These
> devices usually have lights that flash. When the flashing has stopped
> for a few seconds, it's done.

Asynchronous I/O isn't quite as simple as that. Even in that model of
usability windows you have to wait for the OS to pop up a window saying "it
is now safe to remove your device" or some such. The only way to know is to
unmount the device if it's mounted async

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