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in general the /Volumes filesystems have problems
Authored by: simonlok on Jan 22, '03 03:04:10PM

I have experienced more problems than I care to admit. In general I have found that anything to do with /Volumes is extremely brittle. For example, if you accidentally try to mount a Windows share using something like smb://10.0.12 (note that I have a typo, I left out the dot between the 1 and 2), then the machine will throw an error message. Twenty seconds later, the operating system will kernel panic. If you accidentally pull the ethernet plug out, and then startup any program that searchs /Volumes, the machine freezes with the spinning beach ball. Something less serious is the way that invalid passwords are handled. A dialog box is popped up, then you have to start again from the connect dialog box. It's all really upsetting actually. The reason why I switched was to get more stability. Unfortunately, this aspect of the OS X really needs serious work.

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