Bug 591426 - gnome-disk-utility (palimpsest) fails to unmount flash drive
Summary: gnome-disk-utility (palimpsest) fails to unmount flash drive
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-disk-utility
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-12 08:43 UTC by Lubos Kocman
Modified: 2013-03-06 04:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-18 13:59:24 UTC
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Description Lubos Kocman 2010-05-12 08:43:12 UTC
Description of problem:

palimpsest fails to unmount flash drive while umount or right_click-> eject works

message details from palimpsest:
One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sdb

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL6.0 snapshot 2
kernel: 2.6.32-24.el6.x86_64

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute palimpsest
2. mount usb flash drive
3. select it
4. click on Safe removal
Actual results:

Error detaching drive

Expected results:

unmounted device

Additional info:

lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                       29G  5.1G   23G  19% /
tmpfs                 1.9G  496K  1.9G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1             485M   66M  394M  15% /boot
/dev/sdb1              16G  8.0K   16G   1% /media/ADATA

lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to
         switch off the mode (command 'c') and change display units to
         sectors (command 'u').

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.2 GB, 16173236224 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15424 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000e2af9

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       15424    15794160    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Command (m for help): 

lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ sudo fuser /dev/sdb1
lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ sudo fuser /dev/sdb
lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ sudo fuser /media/ADATA
lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ umount /dev/sdb1
lkocman@ThinkPad T400$

Comment 1 Lubos Kocman 2010-05-12 08:46:07 UTC
Error is easy to reproduce on the  same hw Thinkpad T400 with ADATA flash drive (16G).

Comment 2 Lubos Kocman 2010-05-12 08:49:56 UTC
Sorry my mistake, the usb drive is detachable after unmounting via palimpsest.

Comment 4 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-12 10:39:57 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

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