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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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