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Date:      Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:56:56 -0600
From:      Gary Aitken <freebsd@dreamchaser.org>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Manish Jain <bourne.identity@hotmail.com>, Christoph Kukulies <kuku@kukulies.org>
Subject:   Re: Correct way to disconnect/eject an USB hard disk ?
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Thanks all for the explanations and ideas

On 8/19/20 9:02 PM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Aug 2020 04:43:52 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
>> The idea of "just give it a few seconds after you physically
>> remove the USB stick" [...]
> 
> ... is of course nonsense - you wait _before_ physically
> removing the USB stick. It doesn't make sense to wait
> after disconnecting. :-)

Ah, that must be my problem ;-)
But it does make sense -- uh... let me think... what do I do now? :-)

But on a mostly unrelated note, I have a ritual I've been performing for nigh
on ten years:

Before plugging in a USB stick on one particular box, I stick a finger over the
USB stick connection, touch the box/case and run my finger down to the front
panel USB connector and wiggle my fingertip over the connector.  Then plug in
the stick.  If I don't do that, 9 times out of 10 the machine will freeze up
and I have to manually power off, reboot, and fsck.

It's obviously(?) static related, although I've never felt/heard any static
anywhere near and it only happens on this one box.  I just adapted and learned
to live with it.

Gary



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