On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 02:38, George Farris wrote: > On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 06:54, Alexander Larsson wrote: > > > Fixing this issue does not involve changing fam. It involves fixing the > > applications that break unmounting by keeping monitors on directories > > that are not actively used. > > > > I do *not* think its a good thing they people can't eject their cdroms. > > However, we need to actually fix the problem, not just blame the nearest > > app. > > > > Yes I realize that fixing this issue involves fixing other apps but it > certainly would be nice, in fam, to turn off the monitoring of certain > filesystems until the other apps get fixed. > > I suppose the problem with this would be; the apps would never get > fixed. None of this however helps the poor newbies and people > experimenting with Linux. > > How do we help them in the interim? I think the best (and easiest) solution is more transparency. Inform the user which applications block a mount-point (a simple "lsof" frontend). Like in the fake screenshot below. ;-) I think applications are not so much a problem - as long as the user can close them. Thats why nautilus is more problematic. Gnome-Applets are also a pain. Nautilus should only monitor things which are obviously connected to open windows etc. When all nautilus-windows are closed, nothing (except the desktop directory should be monitored). For instance monitoring history items is causing a lot of trouble (As someone already pointed out). regards nor.
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