New standard proposal

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Fri Sep 26 12:34:14 EEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 11:07, David Zeuthen wrote:
> 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
> implement?
> 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.

What exactly does lazy unmount do? Unmount when the last reference to
the mount is dropped?

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