[ubuntu-in] USB Mass Storage unmount bug

Gora Mohanty gora at sarai.net
Sat Sep 22 11:07:52 BST 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 15:27 +0530, Parag Kothari wrote:
> But then if that's the case then why isn't there any indication of the
> ongoing transfer or it being completed?

Yes, it might be useful to have a progress bar. The problem is
that the filesystem caching is handled at the kernel level, and
my guess is that there is no easy way for the window manager to
be aware of what transfers are pending. However, the notification
popup of files being transferred serves a similar purpose. It
should go away once the transfer is done.

> Is there a way for me to check that the transfer is actually taking
> place and to know once it completes?

Wait for the notification popup to go away, look at the flashing
light on the USB indicating drive activity, or use the suggested
method of doing a manual sync, and waiting for it to finish before
physically removing the USB drive.


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