Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157675
Man pages for mount are incorrect for sync on FAT and VFAT
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
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Description of problem:
Man pages for "mount" claim that the "sync" option is ignored by the FAT and VFAT file systems. This is not (any longer) true. VFAT file systems do honor the sync option and, consequently, damage and destroy flash devices with VFAT file systems mounted this way.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Read man pages for mount and look for VFAT and sync
Actual Results: Says FAT and VFAT ignore sync option
Expected Results: Should say that sync may cause damage with FAT and VFAT file systems
Related bug filed under hal for destruction of flash keys when mounted with "sync" option.
The fix of man page will be available in the next FC4 update (util-linux-2.12p-9.4).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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