F16 unusable while writing to pendrive

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 19:56:02 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-12-18 at 19:55 +0100, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> On 18.12.2011, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote: 
> > This looks like a regression. Under F15 when I wrote large files to a
> > pendrive, the system would become a little sluggish. Now it essentially
> > freezes until the write terminates. What I mean is that the UI is almost
> > completely unresponsive; even clicking between two terminal windows is
> > so slow that you can see the window contents refresh, followed several
> > seconds later by the frame.
> I can't confirm the behaviour you are describing here in any way. I
> can write as much as I like to all of my pendrives, and my system is
> responsive as always. I do not even notice that something gets written
> to a pendrive in the background while doing other things.
> F16, updatet via "distro-sync" to F16. Kernel 3.1.5 (vanilla from
> kernel.org, with 2 totally unrelated patches).

Nevertheless it happens and appears to affect other people as well.
Which makes it a subtle bug to find, unfortunately.


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