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

A temporary solution would be to disable FAM in /etc/xinetd.d (just drop a
disable = yes line in the fam config, then service reload xinetd).

Both nautilus and konqueror should revert to polling.  Unless you have a
thousand NFS clients, that won't be a problem at all.

Quoting George Farris <george gmsys com>:

> On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 12:30, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > 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...
> Sorry Alexander, maybe I wasn't clear, it was late last night when I
> posted:-(  I'm just not clear on why it would be difficult to ignore the
> /dev/cdrom devices in fam.  
> What is difficult is telling users coming from Windows how to find,
> understand and kill the process when they've never had to do something
> like that before.  It's completely alien to them.  Anyway I'm not
> helping get it fixed and should shut up.  I was merely pointing out that
> fam should probably never have been released with this issue.  It has
> caused many phone calls with "how do I eject my *&&*%&$%^$ cd" and all
> sorts of email on various mailing lists.
> We have to fight so many issues migrating users that these types of
> issues should be a no brainer.
> Cheers
> -- 
> George Farris <george gmsys com>
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