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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add MOUNT_STATUS ioctl to cdrom device
On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 04:09:54PM +0700, Samphan Raruenrom wrote:
> The only visible feature of this new magicdev is that now
> GNOME users can eject there CDs (the discs' icon will
> disappear). The eject button now act as 'umount' command.
> One new requirement from this new magicdev is the question
> "will umount failed?". I have no preference on any way to
> implement it. Should there be the right way to do it, I'll
> do so. I can think of many way to implement it (including
> adding a new lazy-lock mode to cdrom device) but since
> I have no kernel hacking experience, I need everyone
> advices. Novice users need this 'eject' button after all.

This doesn't make sense at all. Just try the unmount and
tell the user if it failed - you can't say whether it will
fail before trying.

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