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Old 04-10-2002, 06:21 AM   #1
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unmounting device while file is open

sounds potentially dangerous, so i'm not trying this... would appreciate an answer though...

what happens if say i umount the floppy while i have a file belonging to it that is still open? i'm guessing it'll get corrupted?
Old 04-10-2002, 06:29 AM   #2
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Nope, the umount command will spring back an error saying 'device still busy'.
Old 04-10-2002, 11:40 AM   #3
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there is a force umount option.. but yeah, i wouldn't do that while you have a file open that is on that mounted drive, etc.


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