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Bug 75360 - famd prevents unmounting a disk
Summary: famd prevents unmounting a disk
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
: 123702 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-12-22 13:22 UTC by Michael Elbaum
Modified: 2006-02-26 11:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Michael Elbaum 2004-12-22 13:22:21 UTC
I have an external hard drive (formatted vfat) for backup and portability. I mount it via USB. When famd is running I can't unmount it. lsof |grep (mount point) shows lots of famd processes. In order to unmount cleanly I have to stop famd, as root of course. This is a bit clumsy, and might be risky if the impatient would just pull out the wire. 

I did an emerge -uD world recently to check that it hasn't been taken care of already.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda2
2.umount /dev/sda2

Actual Results:  
umount: /mnt/sda2: device is busy
umount: /mnt/sda2: device is busy

Expected Results:  
unmounted the disk

emerge info

Portage 2.0.51-r3 (default-linux/x86/2004.3, gcc-3.3.4, glibc-,
2.6.8-gentoo-r3 i686)
System uname: 2.6.8-gentoo-r3 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r5
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r1
Binutils: sys-devel/binutils-
Headers:  sys-kernel/linux-headers-2.4.21-r1
Libtools: sys-devel/libtool-1.5.2-r7
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -mmmx -msse -msse2
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config
/usr/kde/3.3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/shutdown
/usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config
/usr/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config/ /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/
/usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/
/usr/share/texmf/xdvi/ /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -mcpu=i686 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox sfperms"
USE="X Xaw3d acpi alsa arts avi berkdb bidi bindist bitmap-fonts bonobo bzlib
cdr crypt cscope cups dga div4linux dvd encode esd exif f77 fam fftw flac flash
foomaticdb fortran ftp gdbm gif ginac gnome gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2
imagemagick imlib java jpeg ldap libg++ libwww mad mikmod ming motif mozilla
mpeg ncurses nls oggvorbis opengl oss pam pcmcia pdflib perl png pnp python
quicktime radeon readline samba sdl slang spell sse ssl svga tcltk tcpd tetex
theora tiff truetype trusted unicode usb wmf x86 xinerama xml2 xmms xv xvid zeo
Comment 1 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-12-22 16:00:29 UTC
well these are problems in fam that aren't going to be solved i think, we suggest you try gamin as a replacement.
Comment 2 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-06 04:07:28 UTC
probably fam problem which isn't going to be fixed in the forseeable future.
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-02-22 05:48:46 UTC
*** Bug 123702 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Péter Werner 2006-02-26 11:33:19 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> probably fam problem which isn't going to be fixed in the forseeable future.

Doesn't it mean that fam must not be in the stable tree?