Bug 189253 - Bizaare multiple mounting of multiple partitions onto the same mountpoint!
Bizaare multiple mounting of multiple partitions onto the same mountpoint!
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-mount (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2006-04-18 11:49 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:45 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 11:48:14 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2006-04-18 11:49:33 EDT
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-[1234] 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. 

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How reproducible:

Unpredictable, but usually happens.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert USB disk with multiple partitions
2. Wait, then df.

Actual results:

/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

Expected results:

Each partition in its own mount point.
Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2006-04-19 10:59:04 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:40:04 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:48:12 EDT
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