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On Sun, 19 Aug 2001, Otto Wyss wrote:

> I recently wrote some small files to the floppy disk and noticed almost nothing
> happened immediately but after a certain time the floppy actually started
> writing. So this action took more than 30 seconds instead just a few. This
> remembered me of the elevator problem in the kernel. To transfer this example
> into real live: A person who wants to take the elevator has to wait 8 hours
> before the elevator even starts. While probably everyone agrees this is
> ridiculous in real live astonishingly nobody complains about it in case of a disk.

I've found that unmounting the floppy disk flushes it immediately. What
happens in your case if you unmount it?

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <>

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