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Subject: Re: problems copying over many files

Re: problems copying over many files

From: Brian King <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:37:48 -0600

I had a simliar problem except mine was a bigger problem. Occasionally
when this happened to me I would have writes to the archos start timing
out in the scsi layer, they would try to send aborts and I would
sometimes end up with the cp or rsync task hung completely. Since I
switched to mount the filesystem in synchronous mode life has been much


Matthew White wrote:
> Hello,
> If I've come to the wrong place, please forgive me. :)
> I've recently purchased an Archos Jukebox 20 recorder. I'm able to mount
> the hard disk and copy/delete files etc. The problem I'm running into is
> that when I copy a lot of files, the cp process hangs for a few minutes,
> then begins again very slowly.
> While this is happening, I can see (from top) that bdflush and
> usb-storage-0 seem to waiting for someting. Their "STAT" is "DW".
> When I see bdflush and usb-storage-0 drop from the top of the process
> list, the file copies begin again at their normal pace.
> Mounting the filesystem in synchronus mode takes care of this problem
> but the copy process is quite a bit slower. I'm happy to provide any
> system details folks might deem relevant.
> thanks for your time,
> -mtw
Received on 2003-03-29

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