Re: [PATCH] gnome-vfs: Don't monitor read-only filesystems

On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 10:50, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
> > > No, killing fam was enough.. Fam was maintaining an open fd on the cdrom
> > > drive. Killing it allows unmounting the drive.
> > 
> > Killing fam was enough? Thats like saying "its not an app fault, killing

Except that is is seriously unthinkable to ask a user to reboot their
station every time they want to unmount their CD-ROM.  We are all
wanting GNOME "to just work" and then something screwy like fam gets
mixed in.  Bah!  I've been migrating users over to Linux for ages and
it's these little things that completely turn them off.  So, yes,
killing fam and telling it to never start again is the right thing to
do, until it gets fixed.

And yes I know how to get the cd to unmount without rebooting but no
newbie and I mean NO newbie will easily figure it out.
George Farris <george gmsys com>

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