[clug] mount(8) async/sync options

Ian Matters ian at iristech.com.au
Sat Jun 19 23:09:14 GMT 2004

Can someone clarify the exact effect of the async and sync options in 
the mount command please.

I have been getting occasional complete machine lockups in my Debian 
Testing based Xandros 2.0 machine when copying large amounts of files to 
or from my USB 2.0 connected external hard drive.  It seems that using 
the "sync" mount option fixes the problem.

Thanks, Ian
Ian R. Matters

Email  : ian at iristech.com.au
Web    : http://www.iristech.com.au

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