Re: Preventing delayed USB writes
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On 05/16/07 03:09, Nelson Castillo wrote:
> On 5/16/07, Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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>> What you *could* do is add an entry to root's crontab which runs
>> sync(1) every 15 or 30 seconds. That would *mitigate* the usb stick
>> timeouts, but would sync *all* drives, not just your thumb drive.
>> And I don't know what deleterious effect that a *possible* 120 or
>> 240 updates/hour to the FAT table of plugged-in sticks would have to
>> the life of those sticks.
> Perhaps you should use the "sync" option that "mount" provides?
If you read the contents of the link I provided, you'd see why
sync-mounting a vfat device might be a very bad idea.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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