unmounting removable disk took a long times

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jun 17 21:23:44 UTC 2007

Nils Kassube wrote:
> When you copy data to a medium, it is not written immediately, but is 
> first kept in memory. It is written do the medium when there is no memory 
> left or after a short delay (30s?). This behaviour is used to speed up 
> the writing of data, if there are many small files.

You can choose mount the drive sync, in which case the delay will occur
immediately when writing the data (not when unmounting).

Matthew Flaschen

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