Author Topic: External storage unmount utility  (Read 2409 times)

Nebuleon

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External storage unmount utility
« on: December 26, 2013, 08:27:10 am »
I've made a little application to cleanly unmount the external storage on your GCW Zero before ejecting it, in case you are hot-swapping cards and not shutting down your unit between insertions/removals.

Linux can keep a list of writes to be performed on external storage and issue them all at once later, but removing a card before unmounting it can cause data loss because it cannot write what it must. Using this unmounter solves the problem and allows you to eject your card safely.




Download: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/106475413/gcw-zero/esdmount.opk
Source: https://github.com/Nebuleon/gcw0-esdmount

Once downloaded, this OPK creates /Settings/Unmount storage on your GCW Zero, with this icon:
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 08:33:18 am by Nebuleon »

vedicveko

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Re: External storage unmount utility
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 05:30:41 pm »
This is great, thanks.

Dnilo

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Re: External storage unmount utility
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 10:54:36 am »
Great, thanks! ;D

ruffnutts

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Re: External storage unmount utility
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 10:59:13 am »
Nice one Neb - great idea - data loss is a killer lol

 

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