Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60867
Unusual error message from eject
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem: Ejecting /dev/cdrom with CD-1 of Hampton, the following message
is seen, then the CD ejected..
cannot open /etc/mtab.tmp (Invalid argument) - mtab not updated
Occurrs as user or root. User is member of Wheel group.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a data CD (Cd 1 works)
2. type "eject" at command prompt
3. Observe odd output
Expected Results: Probably should not umount and eject as a regular user
eject just uses mount and umount in util-linux. It'a bug in util-linux.
I cannot reproduce it on my machine with eject-2.0.12-4 and mount-2.11n-7.
Can't reproduce here either. Please see if running 'umount /dev/cdrom' directly
does anything different...
Oh, and "Expected Results: Probably should not umount and eject as a regular
user" is an incorrect assumption, since the console user is specifically
supposed to be able to do things like this (and a bug was recently fixed that
allowed other users to do the umount...). If that is all the bug is, I can close it.
Since reinstalling the system several times, the odd message no longer appears.
Therefor, I'll close the bug as WORKSFORME and go hide my head in shame.