Bug 84206 - umount reports <garbled> as user needed to umount partition
Summary: umount reports <garbled> as user needed to umount partition
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-02-13 14:10 UTC by John Haxby
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-14 15:33:37 UTC

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Description John Haxby 2003-02-13 14:10:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
If you attempt to umount a partition that you don't have permission to unmount
then you normally get a message like

   "umount: only root can umount ..."

but I get gibberish instead of the user name.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. umount /boot (as an ordinary user)

Actual Results:  umount: only U???\??? can unmount /dev/sda1 from /boot

on one system (resierfs) and

umount: only ???????? can unmount LABEL=/boot from /boot

on another (ext3 this time).

Expected Results:  I get this on a 7.3 system:

umount: only root can unmount LABEL=/boot from /boot

Additional info:

This is mount-2.11r-10

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2003-08-13 20:57:15 UTC
Could you try the latest mount package (rawhide preferably, but RHL9 should work) and 
see if the problem goes away?

Comment 2 John Haxby 2003-08-14 08:51:35 UTC
On shrike with mount-2.11y-9 I get the message

   umount: only root can unmount LABEL=/boot from /boot

which would seem to be right and suggests that the problem has been fixed.

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