Re: Bug#502583: scary messages in dmesg

From: Alexandre Lymberopoulos
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 16:55:44 EST

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 7:15 AM, Rogério Brito <rbrito@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Ok, this far.

Just till that point... ;-)

> Did you sync the device? From the message, it seems that some data were to
> be written to the device, but the device was already gone by that time, but
> I'm not a specialist on the filesystem subsystem and perhaps others could
> say more about it.

No, not that time. I'm used to sync devices via command line, but I
tought that if a device is mounted with sync option tha data is
actually written to the disk when any command to do so is given. I'm
almost convinced that the drive was not in use when I unplugged (I was
rsync'ing mp3 files between devices).

By the way I purged usbmount by now, altought I'm pretty aware that it
may be not safe to unplug the device without unmounting it (which
could be done only logging as root when you use usbmount, since the
device is not in /etc/fstab.)

> In a subsequent mount, I guess.

In a previous one and in the later one.

> Well, it is a bug. It just needs more investigation to see where the bug
> lies.

Not everyone agrees that it'a bug on usbmount, maybe be it's in me... ;-)

I'm not that totally newbie user, so it is good that this happened to
me and not to anyone else...

> Regards, Rogério.

Yours, Alexandre
Alexandre Lymberopoulos - lymber@xxxxxxxxx
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