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SubjectRe: Sony Memory stick format funnies...
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H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Rogier Wolff wrote:

> > The image of the disk (including partition table) is at:
> >
> > ftp://ftp.bitwizard.nl/misc_junk/formatted.img.gz
> >
> > It's 63kb and uncompresses to the 64Mb (almost) that it's sold as.
> >
>
> And on at least this kernel (2.4.0) there is nothing funny about it:
>
> : tazenda 13 ; ls -l /mnt
> total 0
> -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 May 23 2000 memstick.ind*
> : tazenda 14 ;
>
> Mounting msdos, vfat or umsdos, no change.

OK. I rebooted the laptop:

Linux version 2.2.13 (root@Mandelbrot.suse.de) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Mon Nov 8
15:37:25 CET 1999

which seems to have cleared it. Somehow that directory was still
cached somewhere (not in the buffer cache) from when there were images
on the memory stick.

So, I'm suspecting a dcache bug, that allows something to stay over
after swapping a removable media device.... And all this is irrelevant
as this was on a very old kernel. Sorry to have been wasting your
time.

Roger.

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