Re: [PATCH] close windows on unmount

On Thu, 2004-03-11 at 09:42, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 12:31, Stefan Voelkel wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 12:18, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > > You mean you want file manager windows to prevent unmounts. Why is that?
> > 
> > Because a shell does so too. Or do not close the window on unmount,
> > because then autofs windows get closed silently.
> > 
> > We have a software/document archive exported via NFS. I use the
> > automounter to mount this on demand. There are lots of files and folders
> > on this server, so I do have to open around 5 to 8 folders until I find
> > the file I want.
> > 
> > Now someone calls/comes over/whatever and distracts me. After some time
> > the automounter unmounts the server share and the nautilus window gets
> > closed. This is pretty anoying since I have to open a new window and
> > browse to the file again.
> > 
> > If the window stays open the automounter would silently mount the share 
> > if I use it again.
> > 
> > How about an option to disable this behaviour?
> I can see your point for the automounter case. However, the more normal
> case where a filemanager window prevents unmount in a bad way is for
> removable media, when somewhere there is an open window on e.g the
> floppy (possibly hidden by another window, workspace or whatever) and
> you just *can't* get the damn floppy to unmount.
> What about this approach:
> When someone tries to unmount from the UI, we get the pre_unmount
> signal. When this happens we close windows on the to-be-unmounted
> filesystem, allowing you to unmount/eject floppies, usb cameras, etc.
> However, on the real unmount signal we don't close any windows. This
> means that if using FAM, the window will prevent non-ui unmount, and if
> not using fam the automounter can unmount the fs, but the window will
> still be there, and selecting a file in the window will cause it to be
> mounted again.
> Opinions on this approach?

Does solve my problem, can't say much to FAM though.

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