Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182690
gnome-mount does not remove floppy mountpoints
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:49:56 EDT
Description of problem:
After floppy was mounted, with a help of a floppy icon in a "Computer"
window, unmounting it via 'gnome-mount' leaves its mount point in /media.
In a result repeting this operation quickly fills /media with
/media/floppy, /media/floppy-1, /media/floppy-2, ...
To add insult to injury even when a non-root user was mounting that floppy
all these mountpoints are owned by 'root' so they cannot be cleaned up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Right, HAL should refuse to mount /dev/fd0 multiple times. Reassigning.
I think that this is a misunderstanding. /dev/fd0 is _not_ mounted multiple
times. It is mounted, unmounted, mounted, unmounted, .... but every such
cycle via desktop (hence presumably through gnome-mount) leaves behind
an _unused_ mount point and the next cycle is not reusing it but creates
a new one; presumably under an assumption that that an old mountpoint will
vanish. Why those which are unused cannot be "recycled" is a good question.
An implementation lacking in robustness, I guess.
If you are root then you can do 'rm -rf /media/floppy*' and start again
from scratch. If you are not root then you are stuck.
BTW - I noticed now that while 'gnome-mount -e -d /dev/fd0' leaves a stale
mountpoint behind this does not happen if 'gnome-umount -d /dev/fd0' is used
instead. It looks that an icon menu, when it happens to work at all,
is using the first form, or an equivalent, and not the second one.
Also one would expect, looking at '--help', that all forms:
gnome-mount -e -d /dev/fd0
gnome-umount -d /dev/fd0
gnome-umount -e -d /dev/fd0
will be equivalent. They are not and the third one is silently doing nothing.
The original problem seems to be gone. I guess I will close that one and
for issues mentioned in comment #3 will open another report.