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SubjectRe: the umount() saga for regular linux desktop users
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On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 17:41 +0000, William wrote:
> Hi
> I am a linux desktop user. I love linux and all the wonderfull
> open-source/free software that comes with it... blah, blah, blah :). The
> following comments and suggestions about umount() stem from personal
> experience and are meant as friendly feedback for all you clever people. (I
> wish I understook how the kernel works)
>
> Regularly, when attempting to umount() a filesystem I receive 'device is busy'
> errors. The only way (that I have found) to solve these problems is to go on
> a journey into processland and kill all the guilty ones that have tied
> themselves to the filesystem concerned.
>
> In order to help solve this problem is it possible to modify the behaviour of
> the linux kernel.


what you describe is almost like lazy umounting.. which I think comes
quite close...


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