Bug 214364 - KDE: 'safely remove' does not safely remove USB devices (pen drives, etc.)
Summary: KDE: 'safely remove' does not safely remove USB devices (pen drives, etc.)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
: 218775 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-07 09:36 UTC by Paul Smith
Modified: 2008-04-25 19:13 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-25 19:13:54 UTC
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Description Paul Smith 2006-11-07 09:36:11 UTC
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.
According to Markku Kolkka, «the problem I have seen is that the device icon on
the KDE desktop changes immediately after "safely remove" to indicate that the
device is unmounted and ready to be removed, but the system is actually still in
the process of writing data to the device. If the device is removed too early,
some files will be missing or the filesystem may be corrupted and there's no way
to know when it's actually safe to remove it.»

Comment 1 Robin 2006-11-08 16:59:31 UTC
This bug may be related to "199128: USB drive icon disappears before write cache

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2006-11-08 17:11:23 UTC
Ah ha, looks very similar indeed, so far we have
fc4: bug #199128: "USB drive icon disappears before write cache"
fc5: bug #194296 "USB drive icon shows as unmounted before write cache flushed"

Comment 3 Lukáš Tinkl 2008-01-02 12:46:25 UTC
Does the problem still persist in F8?

Comment 4 Lukáš Tinkl 2008-01-02 12:47:52 UTC
*** Bug 218775 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 04:29:21 UTC
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Comment 6 Paul Smith 2008-04-25 18:53:07 UTC
I cannot test it anymore, as now I do not use KDE.


Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2008-04-25 19:13:54 UTC
Thanks, we'll just have to keep an eye out for this.

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