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    SubjectRe: Extremely poor umass transfer rates
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    On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 19:19 +0100, Paulo Marques wrote:
    > > | The line that 'hald' puts in fstab looks like this:
    > > |
    > > | /dev/sdb /media/usbdisk vfat \
    > > | user,exec,noauto,utf8,noatime,sync,managed 0 0
    >
    > The "sync" flag is what is killing your performance. It is needed if you
    > intend to remove your usb pen without warning, but if you are going to
    > unmount carefully you don't need it at all.
    >
    > Try mounting the device as root somewhere else without the "sync" flag
    > and measure the performance that way, to see the difference.

    Wow. That seems to speed things up alot. However I can't unmount it
    again, I keep getting "umount: /media/usbdisk: device is
    busy" (twice(?)). It's been 5 minutes since I did the transfer (4 MB
    file) now.

    > I hope this helps,

    It sure did. Thanks!

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