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

On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 07:12, George Farris wrote:
> 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.

Of course its bad that we hang the cdrom unmount and we're working on
fixing that, but I'm completely confused by what your mail is about. Do
you think its easier to tell users to su to root and kill fam than
killing the user process that is actually causing fam to lock the
unmount? Thats what my mail was about...

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