unmounting floppies (solved)

Gerhard Magnus magnus at agora.rdrop.com
Thu Mar 3 02:13:37 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 16:30 -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 23:29 +0100, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> > Am Di, den 01.03.2005 schrieb Gerhard Magnus um 23:02:
> > 
> > > I'm running FC3 with a KDE desktop.  Recently, I've been having problems
> > > unmounting floppy disks.  Regardless of whether I use the right mouse
> > > button on the "Floppy" icon to unmount the disk or use the command
> > > "umount /media/floppy" in a terminal window I get the message:
> > > "/media/floppy device is busy" twice.  (Why twice anyway?)  I've tried
> > > using the command "fuser /dev/fd0" to locate processes accessing the
> > > disk and this gives me a pid -- but when I try killing the process a new
> > > pid replaces it.  The only way out seems to be rebooting... which just
> > > doesn't seem right!
> > > 
> > > Is this a bug or something "hanging on" in my system?  Does anyone have
> > > a suggestion for troubleshooting this further? 
> > 
> > Would you mind to tell us which PID you are killing? I mean which
> > respawning service it is which's PID you kill.
> > 
> OK, I tried this again.  Here's the relevant output line from "ps aux":
> magnusg   5415  0.0  0.3  4912 1908 ?  S 16:20   0:00 /usr/libexec/gam_

This problem seems to have been solved by the latest gamin update.




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