Harald Hoyer wrote:
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"...
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).
I think there was a brief discussion in the nautilus mailing list about
writing an mtools backend for gnome-vfs.