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Bug 182046 - HAL fails to remove mount point for floppy device after unmounting
Summary: HAL fails to remove mount point for floppy device after unmounting
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-vfs2
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact:
: 182693 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-02-19 18:53 UTC by William Shotts
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-03-01 13:14:28 UTC

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Description William Shotts 2006-02-19 18:53:20 UTC
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Description of problem:
Unlike other devices, when a floppy is unmounted its mount point in /media is not removed.  This seems to cause problems for both KDE and GNOME regarding floppy mounting.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using a file manager (Konqueror or Nautilus) mount a floppy
2. Note creation of mount point in /media 
3. Unmount floppy in file manager

Actual Results:  Mount point remains after floppy is unmounted

Expected Results:  Mount point is removed

Additional info:

Additional attempts to mount floppy results in build up of mount points.  Further, Konqueror never offers an unumount option for the floppy.

Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2006-02-20 17:13:04 UTC
Does 'gnome-umount --block --no-ui --device /dev/fd0' do the right thing?

Comment 2 William Shotts 2006-02-20 17:33:30 UTC
Yes. 'gnome-umount --block --no-ui --device /dev/fd0' unmounts it and removes
the mount point in /media.

Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2006-02-20 17:40:25 UTC
Right.. we need a small patch for gnome-vfs to do the right thing. Shouldn't be
terribly difficult, we just need gnome-vfs to use gnome-mount when the
GnomeVFSDrive is known by hal but the GnomeVFSVolume isn't. 

I don't know how the KDE bits work, someone needs to open a separate bug for
these bits as I'm reassigning this bug to gnome-vfs2.

Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2006-02-21 17:57:32 UTC
I've posted a patch to upstream here

Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2006-02-25 00:25:26 UTC
Patch mentioned in comment 4 is now upstream. Will be included in new gnome-vfs2
packages sometime next week.

Comment 6 David Zeuthen 2006-02-25 00:25:50 UTC
*** Bug 182693 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2006-03-01 13:14:28 UTC
The patch mentioned in comment #4 is in gnome-vfs2-2.13.92, so I assume this is

Comment 8 Michal Jaegermann 2006-03-01 16:26:00 UTC
Yes, indeed, it looks that this works now as expected.

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