[ILUG] faq: how to umount a cdrom without rebooting?
ronan at iaa.es
Thu Nov 23 12:21:06 GMT 2006
Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 23 Nov 2006, at 11:18, Kae Verens wrote:
>> Niall O Broin wrote:
>>> Other than that, it's reboot time. I've had this happen before. I
>>> want a new switch added to umount to mean unmount it NOW and fuck
>>> the begrudgers
>> /me points Niall at the source. -->
> I really don't know that that would help though. I suspect that there
> would be deep kernel magic needed to do this, and even then, it would
> be bad - playing fast and loose with the fundamentals.
Yep. The driver has to to tell appropriate lies upstairs when the
hardware disappears, a.k.a. hot-plug, otherwise it's Happy Yanking Of
Device For Great Implosion! And hot-plug is hard....
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