Bug 9079 - user permissions on unmount of cd
Summary: user permissions on unmount of cd
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autorun
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-02-02 21:50 UTC by Brock Organ
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-02-04 20:39:32 UTC

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Description Brock Organ 2000-02-02 21:50:50 UTC
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 14:58:59 UTC

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 20:39:59 UTC
we can't fix this easily at all.

Comment 3 Andrew Bartlett 2001-02-14 13:44:22 UTC
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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