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The file /usr/share/doc/linux-doc/usb/persist.txt.gz mentions that the USB-persist capability can be enabled for a given USB device by writing 1 to the file persist in that device's directory in /sys/bus/usb/devices/$device/power. This is said — if I understood correctly — to allow mountings of volumes on the drive to persist across power loss during suspend.

However, I've discovered that the device I'd like to enable this facility for — a USB hard drive — does not have such a file in its corresponding directory, and that attempts to create it are rebuffed.

Is there perhaps a kernel module that needs to be loaded for this to work? Do I need to build a custom kernel? I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.

UPDATE: Answer posted on Unix & Linux.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 21:48

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cross-posted on Unix and Linux – intuited Jan 6 '11 at 7:51
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