Bug 492242 - Mounting NTFS or HFS drives displays seemingly pointless message "An operation is already pending" [NEEDINFO]
Mounting NTFS or HFS drives displays seemingly pointless message "An operatio...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gvfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
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Reported: 2009-03-25 23:37 EDT by Stewart Adam
Modified: 2015-12-14 09:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:33:56 EDT
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Description Stewart Adam 2009-03-25 23:37:13 EDT
Description of problem:
As I was testing the nouveau driver using the Test Day 2009-03-25 Live CD, I found that attempting to mount my HFS+ or NTFS internal partitions displayed this error message:

Unable to mount location
DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending

However, after a second or two the partitions mounted as usual.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Test Day 2009-03-25 Live CD

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Places > Computer from the menu
2. Attempt to mount HFS+ or NTFS volumes
Actual results:
Error message: "DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending" as the volume is being mounted

Expected results:
Volumes mount without the error message being displayed

Additional info:
I was running off of a CD, not USB media- maybe the operation was just taking longer than expected because of the slow read speeds?
Comment 1 Tomáš Bžatek 2009-03-27 05:54:02 EDT
Seems like the NTFS mount operation takes very long time.
Comment 2 Stewart Adam 2009-03-27 06:42:39 EDT
That's why I found the error a bit odd, since the entire process I described above took no more than about 3-5 seconds.
Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2009-04-06 19:51:05 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already
> pending

This suggests that it is a gvfs bug.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 08:38:30 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 6 Steve Hugill 2010-06-06 21:03:41 EDT

I'm getting this constantly on the first release of FC13...

any ideas?
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Comment 8 Richard Jasmin 2015-12-14 09:03:28 EST
UH, someone CANT READ. 13> 11.
I can report it with various filesystems on 22.
The underlying filesystem is unimportant.In this particular case, it may be gvfs, however this seems to be an automounting glitch.Straight off the repo as it were a clean install or boot generally wont trip this.

As I said, it appears to be an automounter glitch.
Under LXDE I am now getting this error on ANY media insertion. While I welcome automounting on insert, everything seems to get mounted twice now for some reason.

Is autofs installed, YOU BET.Will removing it fix the issue is unknown.I would rather not get the "what do you want to do with this" on every mount of any device. Generally "open" is acceptable.

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