[ubuntu-uk] Flash's LED Stays On. (Was: ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 17, Issue 2)

Chris Jones cmsj at canonical.com
Wed Sep 6 17:36:37 BST 2006


On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 17:32 +0100, Alan Helmore-Simpson wrote:
> But regardless of the led's, If you specify the right parameters when you 
> mount the device, you should be able to remove it providing it is not 

Correct, you can mount it with the "sync" option and every filesystem
write will be written straight away (ie no write cache).

However (and this is a pretty big one), this will quite often increase
the number of writes quite a bit, which is not good on flash devices
that have a rubbish maximum write count, which is exactly why this
option is not used in Ubuntu and other distros (indeed it was enabled
for a while, but was later removed, istr)

Chris Jones
  cmsj at canonical.com

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