USB drives going read-only

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Nov 12 02:49:01 UTC 2007

I have some USB drives I use for backup and sneakernet, and I've noted 
that if unused they become read-only after being unused for a while. I 
have seen this on FC[678] and it's annoying rather than critical, 
because of the way I use the drives.

mount still shows as rw, unmount and mount clears.

Ring any bells? I don't have enough details to file a good bug yet, if 
this is known I won't bother.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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