Try making un-mounting part of the "go to sleep" process .... from
the perspective of the file-system the device may indeed "disappear"
for that part of the kernel goes dormant, which is the equivalent
of pulling the chord w/o unmounting.
And for future reference: I recommend against "responding" to your
own posts/threads, as this takes you of the zero-reply list; being
on it has TWO advantages: your thread percolates up to the top
of the forums twice, and there are people who explicitly hunt for
zero-reply posts; they may just not have been on between your
first and second post.
Last edited by Tinkster; 12-25-2011 at 08:15 PM.