[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.2-RC1 x64 - Dolphin won't unmount USB drive

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jan 24 09:38:10 PST 2011

On 01/21/2011 16:44, Arthur wrote:
> On 01/17/2011 9:24 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>> On 01/15/2011 15:33, Ian Robinson wrote:
>>> A USB drive mounted via the command line or Dolphin will not unmount
>>> so long as either Dolphin is running or the terminal is using anything
>>> on the USB drive as its working directory (i.e.. #pwd) Dolphin
>>> generate's a HAL error message saying essentially that the device is
>>> busy. Likewise when using the umount command in the terminal, it
>>> reports the USB device as busy.
>>> However, if you terminate Dolphin and then restart it, you can
>>> right-click on the USB disk icon in "Places" and unmount or eject
>>> without problem.
>>> Therefore, perhaps Dolphin could be tweaked to allow the unmount
>>> without having to leave the program and come back to it.
>>> Ian Robinson
>>> Salem, Ohio
>> What I've seen here is that you don't need to close dolphin, but rather
>> just switch to a different directory, such as your homedir, and then you
>> can right-click and unmount it.
>> I agree though, it should be smarter, so that if you request to unmount
>> it closes any associated windows automatically. However thats something
>> that'll probably need to be addressed for dolphin specifically upstream.
> Kris,
> I was looking at something relating to the newest version of HAL
> (0.5.14_12) and was curious if it might be related to the above stuff.
> "Adjust the code to parse the USB devd notification to be a bit broader.
> This ensures that the USB cdev notifications are not passed to the
> storage layer thus muting the USB device attach messages."
> Arthur

Not sure, sounds like it just reduces the number of attach notifications 
to only legit ones :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

More information about the Testing mailing list