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Re: Pendrive corrupted filesystem

On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 11:49:49AM -0500, Owen Heisler wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 06:56 -0700, Tony Godshall wrote:
> [...]
> > 
> > A side note/tip:  It can be good to mount these types of
> > drives with -o sync.  I've pulled out my usb flash drive by
> > mistake before it was really done because without option
> > sync cp and mv would return as soon as the operation was 
> > queued.
> Unless you want significant better performance.  I really like being
> able to work off of floppies and usb drives quickly with async set.  You
> can mess around all you want, and then when you're done unmount and
> watch Linux throw it all on!

You also minimize writes to the device with async--which can be an issue
in the lifespan of some older/cheaper drives I've heard.

Christopher Nelson -- chris@cavein.org
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