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Old 01-19-2012, 03:25 PM
Tim Gardner
Default APPLIED: Fix loop device notificaitons.

On 01/18/2012 08:46 AM, Ayan George wrote:

SRU Justification:

Impact: The loop device does not emit a change uevent when autoreleasing
a device. Programs that depend on uevents (like gvfs and ultimately
Nautilus) never notice when loop devices are unmounted.

Bug-Link: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/548546

Fix: Apply 8a9c594422ecad912d6470888acdee9a1236ad68 from linux mainline
-- Pass a valid bdev pointer to loop_clr_fd() instead of NULL so that
it will emit the uevent.

The patch is very small and applies cleanly to ubuntu-oneiric.


(1) In a terminal, start udevadm in monitor mode:

$ udevadm monitor

(2) In another terminal, mount an ISO image using the loopback device:

$ sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 your_image.iso /mnt

(3) Notice the change uevents that udevadm reports.

(4) Unmount image:

$ sudo umount /mnt

(5) Note that udevadm does not report any changes. With the patch
applied, you will see the kernel noticiations.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner@canonical.com

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