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Re: RFE: More on mounting + a question about the "console" flag



It sometimes takes a helluva lot of time to mount a vfat floppy...
Besides, it would still be better to do a "forced" umount on logout (so
it would work even if the disc isn't there/still active progs in the
path - just kill'em) 

man, 04.10.2004 kl. 15.51 skrev Harald Hoyer:
> Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > While there are so much chattering about automounting, security
> > considerations of the new fstab "console" tag etc., i have as a systems
> > administrator withnessed one thing - with something as old as floppyes.
> > 
> > People mount up the floppy (acctually, they have no clue that they are
> > mounting it, they just click the nice little "floppy" icon), get their
> > files, pull out the floppy (without umounting), and logs out.
> > 
> > Then, 2 minutes later, another user logs in, pulls up his/her floppy,
> > and... the floppy is mounted. Cant get it umounted, and can't mount
> > his/her floppy. Grr...
> > 
> > Reason that there is a problem with floppyes and not other removable
> > storage, is of cource that floppyes is the only removable storage that
> > the user can pull out without the system gets the message - if you pull
> > an usb mass storage plug, it gets umounted (and it is mounted "sync" so
> > you probably won't loose data either). If you try to eject a cd, it wont
> > come out - untill you umount it (this is really frustrating to new users
> > as well - the "eject" button should umount the cd and eject it, and if
> > it is buisy, tell dbus to tell gnome to display that popup we all loved
> > in fc1)
> > 
> > But what if all volumes that the user mounted when he/she was logged on,
> > automatically got umounted when the user who mounted it logs out? That
> > would solve it.
> > 
> > About the "console" flag: would a user sitting on an XDMCP terminal be
> > considered a console user or not? How is it determined if he/she is a
> > console user or not? Because someone sitting on an xdmcp terminal
> > shouldn't be considered "console"...
> > 
> > Kyrre
> > 
> 
> Maybe the easiest would be to patch the Gnome/KDE Desktop file-io with floppy devices to mount/umount after each action (like the mtools).


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