Am Die, 20 Jun 2000 schrieben Sie:
> Scott Lenser <email@example.com> said:
> Use automount. Trick to do so has been documented for ages.
Trick is a little weak. Kludge actually.
> > 3) make sure that the floppy drive busy light is on when their are dirty
> > buffers for the floppy (may not be possible on all/any hardware)
> Wears out the disk, perhaps damages heads of the drive. To do this probably
> also implies a gross violation of layering within the kernel.
Why ? You lock drive doors, too. Have the floppy driver interpret
locking door as keeping light on.
> > 4) make sure that all dirty data is written back whenever the device
> > would otherwise become not busy (this should keep the floppy drive light
> > on, may not be appropriate for other kinds of removable media)
> This probably implies a gross violation of layering within the kernel.
No more than O_SYNC does. And it won't help you on filesystems that
maintain a flag in the superblock.
> Just use the graphical tools your desktop gives you, or use mtools.
No good. Users will use the icons to mount, but simply pull the
floppy when they are done.
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