Thanks for your answer.
On Friday 12 December 2003 21:35, Eugene Weiss wrote:
> On KDE the "mounted devices on the desktop" feature just checks mounted
> filesystems. Since the device using submount is actually mounted with
> submount's virtual filesystem, it show up as mounted. If the mounted
> devices feature is needed, it could easily be modified to be submount
> aware. I'm sure it will be when submount catches on. I guess could
> submit a patch to the KDE developers, but I don't know if they would take
> it now, given submount's small current user base.
Ok, it's not a big problem for me - I would only prefer that the icon appears
on the desktop when I insert a cdrom. I would make a wishlist entry in the
kde bug tracking system regarding this feature - if it doesn't mind you
> You should always be able to eject a device under submount if there are no
> open files or directories, and no running process is using the directory as
> its current directory. There has been some discussion on the kernel
> mailing list about changing the last part at least. Unfortunately, this
> policy is a general kernel feature, and cannot be altered by submount.
> It's likely you have had this problem because a graphical application was
> using a submount directory, or has had a submount directory open. The
> latest version of konqueror seems to do this a lot -- opening directories
> below the displayed directory (ie. open the /mnt directory in konqueror and
> it will also open /mnt/cdrom). At some point I'll get around to looking at
> the konqueror code to see what can be done about it.
Don't know if a process still used the device, but I definitly closed all
windows on my kde desktop (including konqueror, which indeed pointed to
the /mnt/cdrom/ before). However I cannot reproduce this behavior at the
> > Hello,
> > first let me thank you for writing a "automount" feature for linux. I
> > think something like this is really needed for most non-geek users.
> > I installed submount-0.6 on my system together with kernel 2.6.0-test11.
> > Normally submount works fine, however sometimes I can't eject a cdrom
> > from the drive (DVD-Writer NEC 1300A; no open directories on the cdrom
> > etc.).
> > On think I don't like about submount is the fact, that the devices are
> > always shown as mounted. So when I use the "show mounted devices on
> > desktop" feature from KDE they are always on the desktop, also when there
> > is no cdrom in the drive.
> > Best regards,
> > Thomas Gufler
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