Bug 477598 - Something is being impatient when unmounting slower volumes
Something is being impatient when unmounting slower volumes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-22 06:22 EST by James Ettle
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:00:58 EDT
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Error being displayed on USB flash drive unmount (1.89 MB, image/png)
2009-06-12 12:48 EDT, Mace Moneta
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Description James Ettle 2008-12-22 06:22:57 EST
Description of problem:
One of either nautilus, dbus or hal is timing out too hastily when unmounting slower volumes with a large amount of data yet to be synced. After a while, I get the error message

    Unable to unmount <slow volume label>

    DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did
    not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the
    remote application did not send a reply, the message
    bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply
    timeout expired, or the network connection was

The device does unmount successfully. I don't see this with faster devices.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a slower volume (such as a cheap USB stick).
2. Write a lot of data to it.
3. Unmount via nautilus and wait.
Actual results:
Error message described.

Expected results:
System waits patiently until the job is done (so the timeout needs to be *much* higher, or use some intelligent measure based upon the device's performance).
Comment 1 Mace Moneta 2009-06-12 12:48:44 EDT
Created attachment 347614 [details]
Error being displayed on USB flash drive unmount

I'm seeing this in Fedora 11 as well, if you want to update the release.  The attached screenshot shows data being written when the error pops up.  After the data write completes, the "Writing data to..." message clears, but the error remains until acknowledged manually.
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