Re: Fwd: Safely remove option shows with Micro SD Card connected to Linux through an Android phone

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM, Alan Stern <stern rowland harvard edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Dec 2012, prasannatsmkumar wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:07 AM, Alan Stern <stern rowland harvard edu> wrote:
>> > STOP UNIT means spin down the disk or eject the disc.  Since your phone
>> > doesn't have a disk drive or an optical disc, no wonder this step
>> > failed.
>> Yes of course it does not have a optical disc or disk drive. But I
>> thought if there is no such thing nautilus should not try to spin
>> down. Linux kernel has nothing to do with this problem though.
> Right.  Bear in mind that nautilus may not have any way of finding out
> whether the device has removable media, other than requesting for the
> media to be ejected.  But if it doesn't know then failure of the
> request shouldn't be reported as an error.

Is kernel not exposing this information? The other OS shows "Eject"
for the android device and for other pen drive I get a "safely remove"
option - stated this assuming the options in nautilus and the other OS
mean the same.


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