after iOS 5 upgrade, media on iPhone all ‘gone’ and the space is now ‘Other’

Apparently this has been happening for ages (at least going back to iTunes 7.x) and it appears to be related to sync operations not happening correctly/normally/whatever (although I didn’t perceive any sync problems on this particular phone).

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As unexpected of a workaround as it is, I got lucky and ran across someone else that hit this today with their own iOS 5 upgrade.  Just drag a new song not currently on the device from the library onto the device, and sure enough, that did the trick.  The particular song synced over when I dropped it, and that triggered whatever necessary sanity check code that then resynced everything else on the device.  Yay!

http://gfmorris.com/2007/07/19/iphone-music-disappears-disk-space-shows-as-other/

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