On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 21:46 -0600, Douglas McClendon wrote:
Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2008 4:28 PM, Douglas McClendon
> <dmc.fedora(a)filteredperception.org> wrote:
>> I had been happily just yanking usbsticks for a long time, though just
>> the other day I did manage to corrupt a vfat fs on one pretty badly.
> But would you ever want to yank a terabyte sized usb "stick" like
> Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo 1TB External Drive?
Absolutely, if I trusted that the kernel code was smart enough to never
result in a corrupted filesystem.
Hm. I had the impression that even Windows nowadays has icons to
"unmount" removable media (like USB sticks), possibly for a reason?
Anyway, you'd also have to trust that the hardware can cope with being
yanked, possibly in mid-operation.
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