Re: New Zaurus Wishlist - removable media handling

From: David D. Hagood (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 06:29:15 EST

Xavier Bestel wrote:

> timeouts are *evil*.

Since the PC has no way of knowing when you eject the disk (for
floppies) you have to have a timeout, so that the data gets flushed.

For CD's you need a timeout to unlock the drive, otherwise the user hits
the eject button and nothing happens - you have to unlock the drive for

I'm not saying you automatically EJECT the disk - just unmount it, or
mount it RO so that the user can remove it without harm.

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