Re: Bug: remounting CD-ROM drives does not lock/unlock drive

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 09:01:37 EST

On Thu, Aug 31 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > will lock the door. Unmounting is a different issue, because currently
> > you can't do that if the drive is opened more than once (which it will
> > be, mount + locking program). I guess we could work around this by allowing
> > root to unlock a busy drive, or some other hack like that.
> Umm.. Thats now what seems to be happening in current 2.2 btw.

? 2.4 and 2.2 behave similarly here, both don't allow anybody to unlock
a "busy" drive.

* Jens Axboe <>
* SuSE Labs
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