Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 624795
gnome desktop is displaying nfs automounts(from NetApp snaphots) as removeable media
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:51:58 EST
Description of problem:
We use NFS mounted home directories located on Network Appliance filers which support snapshotting. The snapshots are kept under a hidden .snapshot directory. If a user traverses into the .snapshot directory under ~/Desktop, the gnome desktop will suddenly display every available snapshot (typically 24 directories for the past 24 hours and 3 or 4 nightly directories). The desktop is treating these directories as if they were removable media just inserted. It's not possible to unmount these or delete them from the Desktop. Logging out and back in doesn't clear them. You have to wait hours for the mounts to time out before they disappear.
How can we prevent the Desktop from displaying these directories? Since they are subdirectories of ~/Desktop/.snapshot, why are they even showing up?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a shell and cd to ~/Desktop on a NetApp nfs home directory with snapshots enabled.
2. cd .snapshot; ls
3. Notice all the snapshot directories on the Desktop
This problem doesn't happen on RHEL5.
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Could you please attach output of the `mount` and `udisks --dump` commands?
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Interesting and also strange enough. I couldn't see any suspicious mounts belonging to snapshots. Usually we show mounts from fstab (filtered by some criteria), abandoned/unowned physical devices, active mounts and GVfs stuff. Do mtab or /proc/mounts show these records?
Can you also attach output of `gvfs-ls -lh computer://` when the extra mounts are shown and do `gvfs-info computer:///<mount_name>` on one of them? Or, is this easily reproducible on a local machine?
Created attachment 441536 [details]
After little chat with David yesterday we agreed to hide mounts where the mountpoint path element starts with a dot (i.e. hide /media/.shared and also /media/.subdir/shared).
Created attachment 441537 [details]
Glib2 must be patched too along with gvfs.
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Cause: Exports located on Network Appliance filers mounted via NFS contain snapshot directories
Consequence: These mounts were shown in the UI leading to user confusion
Fix: A check has been placed and we now hide mounts whose are in the path which element starts with a dot
Result: No snapshot directories mounts are shown in GUI
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