[ubuntu-in] USB Mass Storage unmount bug

Ravi Shanker ra21vi at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 12:40:31 BST 2007

I think this would be a better UI in gnome to handle such situation
When copy starts, it shows the dialog with progress bar. When it
completes, then it automatically should call sync forcefully (for all
those data transfer which is initiated by user, not system).
If there is any problem to should the progress bar, there there should
something animated like loading in Mozilla Firefox should be displayed.
At least user got to know the progress is going on. 

On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 15:45 +0530, Parag Kothari wrote:
> Since its a cellphone connected as USB Mass Storage Device, I do not
> have any LED's flashing.
> As for the popup, it goes away even if I click on it with my mouse
> cursor.
> I guess the manual sync would be the only way out in this case at the
> moment. 
> On 9/22/07, Gora Mohanty <gora at sarai.net> wrote:
>         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.
>         Regards,
>         Gora
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