Bug 194342 - [RFE] umount refuses to unmount filesystems mounted via --rbind
Summary: [RFE] umount refuses to unmount filesystems mounted via --rbind
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-06-07 13:23 UTC by Jindrich Novy
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:59:24 UTC
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Description Jindrich Novy 2006-06-07 13:23:34 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir /tmp/dev
2. mount --rbind /dev /tmp/dev
3. umount /tmp/dev
Actual results:
umount: /tmp/dev: device is busy
umount: /tmp/dev: device is busy

Expected results:

Comment 1 Karel Zak 2006-07-11 10:00:15 UTC
The --rbind option works recursive, it means you have to umount recursive too.
The problem is that we don't have a way how umount recursive by one command.
Something like "umount --recursive". It's feature request...


 # mount | awk '{print $3}' | grep ^/dev | sed -e s,/dev,/tmp/dev, | xargs umount
 # umount /tmp/dev

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 03:03:45 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:59:22 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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Comment 4 Bernie Innocenti 2010-11-11 17:54:51 UTC
Better workaround:

 cat /proc/mounts | awk '{print $2}' | grep "^$MOUNTPOINT" | sort -r | xargs umount

Reverse sorting ensures that we do nested mountpoints before their parents

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