Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189253
Bizaare multiple mounting of multiple partitions onto the same mountpoint!
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:45:32 EST
Description of problem:
Upon insertion of a USB drive with multiple partitions on it, they get
automounted in a strange way. Sometimes they each get their own
/media/disk- mount points, but at other times, multiple partitions get
mounted onto the same mount points simultaneously. (I didn't even know that was
possible) This did not used to happen in FC4.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Unpredictable, but usually happens.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert USB disk with multiple partitions
2. Wait, then df.
/dev/sdf5 15440144 13159288 1496536 90% /media/disk
/dev/sdf6 15440144 13159288 1496536 90% /media/disk
/dev/sdf3 20158372 18556400 577972 97% /media/disk-1
/dev/sdf2 20158372 17791948 1342424 93% /media/disk-2
Each partition in its own mount point.
Mounting over another partition is a feature of the Linux kernel which allows
for things like adding diskspace without repartitioning.
However HAL should not be doing this. David, do you have any insight to why
this still happens? Looks like a race condition to me.
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