March 15th, 2007


memory stick unmount on capacitance sensor press

I think memory sticks should have capacitance touch sensors. So when you go to grab them to pull them out, they send some "holy shit I'm being grabbed!" message over USB, which the host can then use to quickly unmount it, flushing buffers, etc.

Yeah, it's kinda a shitty idea for a number of reasons, but it'd still be neat.

My bigger beef is why all OSes/distros don't just automount removable flash as sync, so there's never unflushed data in the kernel.

Who gives a shit about the "you pulled this out without ejecting it!" messages. I don't, and I know what's going on under the hood. I can't believe regular users give half a shit.