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.»
This bug may be related to "199128: USB drive icon disappears before write cache
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"
Does the problem still persist in F8?
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I cannot test it anymore, as now I do not use KDE.
Thanks, we'll just have to keep an eye out for this.