New standard proposal

David Zeuthen david at
Fri Sep 26 12:07:30 EEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 10:25, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> When someone wants to unmount I think we should send out a pre-unmount
> message so that people having e.g. fam monitors on the volume can
> release them, since they would otherwise block the unmount/eject.

Wouldn't it be good enough to lazy unmount the device and let fam +
friends pick up the message that the device have been removed? I've been
proposing in the HAL project that libhal clients can veto a shutdown /
do stuff before accepting a shutdown. Perhaps that would be useful to

Oh, and sometimes users just unplug the device, even though we put a
nice icon in the notif area indicating that the device will need to be
disabled. But lazy unmount also covers this, at least in my tiny test
case with a USB CF reader.


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