Re: umount impossible - device busy

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  • To: emelfm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 07:50:05 +1000

On Wed, 5 Sep 2007 12:42:51 +0200
Grégory SCHMITT <gy.schmitt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> OK. Now using rel. 652, using default build options (no [i|d]notify,
> fam or gamin) and it works, but it seems a little strange... let me
> explain. I was always told that, in an Unix env, if I wanted to
> unmount, I couldn't be in the mountpoint that I wanted to unmount.
> 
> So what I always did in emelfm2 was to go in the parent folder of the
> mountpoint and then unmount. And that is specifically not working.
> However, if I unmount while being in the device, unmount will be
> successful.
> 
> Example: mountpoint is /media/SD128. I copy a file
> to /media/SD128/Documents.
So /media/SD128/Documents is the INactive pane.


> - if I unmount while the pane displaying the contents
> of /media/SD128/Documents, then emelfm2 will unmount the device and
> will warn me that it's now impossible to list files and will send me
> back to /media.
The inactive pane is nothing special to the operating system, so this is as 
expected.


> - if I go back to /media first and then try to unmount, then it's a
> guaranteed fail.
Did you change the active pane as part of this cd? In general, the active pane 
is the operating system CWD, and any attempt to unmount that will probably fail.

Regards
Tom


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