Root takes ownership of CD-ROM if ejected via external button

Bug #117271 reported by Jason Smith on 2007-05-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is on an up to date feisty install. It is possible for a user to get into a situation where their CD-ROM drives become more or less unusable to them. The general effects here are that the user can no longer unmount the drive, root must do this (but the user never mounts the drive as root). Also the CD-ROM Volume Label will stop updating, staying on a fixed name regardless of whatever CD you put in.

Steps to Reproduce:

1) Insert CD, properly mounted by gnome-vfs
2) Press eject button on cd-rom tray
3) Insert new CD (note this new CD will still have the volume label of the old CD)
4) Attempt to umount cdrom as user (you cant)

I acknowledge that pressing that button wont result in a clean unmount since HAL wont always send the eject signal. That said, it's a read only media, nothing really to sync(). Even then the system should not be left in a state that the user cant easily recover. I still have no clue how to get it to start working correctly again without rebooting.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

I can't reproduce this in Intrepid, everything is working fine. Is this still an issue for you?

Changed in hal:
status: New → Incomplete
Neil Perry (nperry) wrote :

This bug is still marked as Incomplete so we are now going to close this bug report. Please upgrade to the latest release Karmic 9.10 - If this bug is still reproducible please reopen the bug by setting the status to New. Thanks

Changed in hal (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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