umount device busy
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Jun 4 14:15:41 UTC 2012
On Mon, 4 Jun 2012, Gary Aitken wrote:
> On 06/03/12 21:05, Polytropon wrote:
>> Maybe the ganim "lock" is regarding a device file? Not sure
>> about that, I'm not using it here.
> I'm not sure what the deal is here, but exiting X does solve the
> problem. I didn't try just killing the environment by shutting down
> the wm and leaving X up, but if I forget and do something like that
> again I'll try to remember to try it.
gamin opens the directory (of the newly-mounted device) so it can check
for new files being created or files being renamed, and then notify the
window manager, which updates the user's desktop. The open makes the
device in-use, preventing an unmount.
Setting gamin to "poll" helps. (I assume it opens the directory, scans,
then closes it again, so there's a race condition there, but I haven't
gamin can also be disabled for certain directories. That works (AFAIR,
it's been a while), but then you lose instant icon updates on the very
directories where it is the most useful.
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