umass panic

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai asmodai at
Sun Jul 17 03:14:50 PDT 2005

-On [20050717 05:18], Matthew Dillon (dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>    I wouldn't expect good things to happen detaching a drive without
>    unmounting it first.

People are used to pulling out flash storage (compact flash, memory sticks
and the like) without the system going down.  Especially if no changes have
been made to the filesystem.
Things like this need to be handled transparent and gracefully, not
panicing.  (This has always been my one of biggest gripes about Unix.)

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)> / asmodai / kita no mono
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