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Bug 9079 - user permissions on unmount of cd
user permissions on unmount of cd
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autorun (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-02-02 16:50 EST by Brock Organ
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 15:39:32 EST
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Description Brock Organ 2000-02-02 16:50:50 EST
Currently, ejecting/unmounting a cd may/may not work for a given KDE
session for cds mounted by another user in a previous KDE session on a
machine, ie:

login as user1 (startx w/kde) ...
mount a cd ...
logout leaving cd mounted...
login as user2 (startx w/kde) ...
try to eject cd ...
Error: only user1 can unmount /dev/cdrom ...
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-03 09:58:59 EST

What should we do about this?  Cause autorun to automatically unmount things
when it quits?  Do you know how magicdev handles this?
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-02-04 15:39:59 EST
we can't fix this easily at all.
Comment 3 Andrew Bartlett 2001-02-14 08:44:22 EST
When the first user logs out the device should revert to normal ownersips
(pam_console) and when the second user logs in they should own the device.  Why
can't mount be told to check the permissions of the device (rather than the
user=string), therefore letting user2 unmount the cd?

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