Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122152
Fam locking removable media, making it impossible to umount without killing fam
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
Description of problem:
As with FC1, there is the problem with fam locking removable media
such as diskettes, making it impossible to umount it from inside GNOME
without killing off fam first (or logout/login).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
as supplied with FC2-t3 (fam-2.6.10-9)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert some media. Mount it using GNOMES built-in mounting support
(click on the my computer thingy and double click floppy).
2. Open some file on the floppy (guess this applies to all removable
media, but i have only tested a floppy).
3. Close down all visible programs accessing the floppy.
4. try to umount. get the "device is buisy" -error
5. Check with "lsof | grep floppy". see that fam holds it open.
Can't unmount floppy without logout/in or manually killing fam.
Fam gets the message to "pull out" or never ever touches removable
Yes, its probably duplicated in the bugs for FC1...
Just trying to push this one - it's that important. Because when a
fresh (or an experienced) user installs Fedora Core 2, he/she is 95%
for shure bound to try to use removable media. And he/she will find
it easy (pretty much thanks to the new "my computer" interface) -
untill he/she want his/her media back (we do not count those who just
pull their diskettes/USB-keyrings straight out), and discovers that
it isn't doable without a login/logout, he/she is going straight for
a real breakdown in belief in Linux / fedora quality. And that is
bad, because this distro is otherwise beginning to look real good.
There was mention of a fix for this in fam-2.7.0. Bumping bug up
again. A lot of corporate users now user removable media, specially
Seems to be fixed in FC2 final. (an update that fixed it came within a
week after release). Got fixed in the last couple of days of fc2-t3 as
Odd ... I was actually using FC2 final (updated to latest) when I
chimed in above. I mounted a Sony memory stick device (posing as a
virtual SCSI device) and couldn't umount it due to fam.
Should I open a new bug report for FC2?