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Re: fonts, autofs and things
> From: "S. Lockwood" <email@example.com>
> Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 15:36:16 PDT
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> > On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, S. Lockwood wrote:
> > > What kind of timeout did you choose for floppies under autofs?
> > > I am concerned that people could lose their changes to a floppy or even
> > > corrupt a floppy filesystem by pulling a floppy out before it got automatically
> > > unmounted; I read in the docs that you are still supposed to wait for it to
> > > be unmounted, because autofs does not disable whatever caching that makes
> > > umount necessary to begin with.
> > CDROMs are "locked", ie you can't eject them while they are mounted. Is
> > this true for floppies ? ( pardon my ignorance ... I don't use floppies
> > except to boot ;-)
> Nope, they are spit out mechanically -- no electronically controlled
> eject button. Good for getting floppies out when the system is not powered,
> bad for letting the OS "lock" them.
I was concerned about this too but I had not a clear solution. I have
just remebered about the sync option who forces synchronous writing.
I will rebuild the RPM. Would be simpler if we were using Macs who
lock floppies, unfortunately PCs have ever had El Cheapo floppy
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses