KDE: 'safely remove' does not safely remove

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Wed Nov 8 16:54:30 UTC 2006

Paul Smith wrote:
> On 11/5/06, Paul Smith <phhs80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The option of "safely remove" for removing pen drives is not working
>> properly here. To safely remove my pen drive I have to use the command
>> line through the command 'umount /dev/sda1'. Any ideas how to repair
>> that?
> I mean that KDE "safely remove" is not safe in the sense that some
> data is lost, specially in the case one has just copied a large (say,
> 100 Mb) file to the pen drive.
> Paul

I found this problem in gnome on FC4 and submitted a bug report. 
Syncing can still occur after the timeout for the icon.  I found this 
after copying a large amount of files to a thumbdrive and corrupting the 
filesystem.  I also found out about fsck.vfat for repairing the file system.


It may be the same bug.

Robin Laing

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