|Summary:||hal prevents me from ejecting CD-ROMs|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Brent Fox <bfox>|
|Component:||hal||Assignee:||Richard Hughes <rhughes>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-06-20 16:18:25 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Brent Fox 2005-07-20 19:29:56 UTC
Sometimes I cannot eject CDs from my drive. This doesn't happen all the time, but it's often enough to be really annoying. Pushing the button on the drive does nothing. So I tried issuing the "eject" command. The command hangs and never completes. "ps aus |grep eject" shows that the process is in uninterruptible sleep: [root@verve boot]# ps aux |grep eject bfox 3070 0.0 0.0 4612 672 pts/7 D+ 15:15 0:00 eject I ran "lsof | grep hdc" and I see that hald is keeping the device open: [root@verve boot]# lsof | grep hdc hald 2923 root 3r BLK 22,0 749 /dev/hdc hald 2923 root 13r BLK 22,0 749 /dev/hdc I then ran "service haldaemon stop" which appears to stop hald, but the process never exits. "ps aux |grep hald" says: [root@verve boot]# ps aux |grep hald root 2923 0.0 0.6 8900 6172 ? Ds Jul18 0:42 hald A reboot seems to be the only way to get my CD out. Why does hal go into an uninterruptible sleep sometimes?
Comment 1 firstname.lastname@example.org 2007-08-07 18:23:09 UTC
We've observed the same behavior (hal-0.4.2-6-EL4). In some cases what seems to trigger this condition is when playing certain audio CDs, and in particular, if the audio CD is an 'enhanced' CD with data/application that can be run on a regular Windows O/S, it seems to leave hal in the state where eject will no longer work. In some cases a stop/start of haldaemon will clear the condition. root will always be able to eject the CD (while a non-privileged user cannot); else a reboot is the only recourse to restore eject functionality. Agreed, quite annoying.
Comment 2 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 16:18:25 UTC
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