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Re: umount(8) failure

Jukka Salmi --> current-users (2008-06-19 17:00:38 +0200):
> Hello,
> I noticed this regression some months (?) ago but haven't been able
> to find the source of the problem...
> Unmounting a file system fails with EBUSY if the call to umount is
> immediately following another call to umount and the mount point passed
> to the first umount call is a directory within the second umount call's
> file system (it doesn't matter whether there is a file system mounted
> on that first mount point or not). Waiting for some tenths of a second
> between the two umount calls usually works around this problem:
>       $ mount -t null /var /mnt/tmp
>       $ umount /mnt/tmp/log; umount /mnt/tmp
>       umount: /mnt/tmp/log: not currently mounted
>       umount: /mnt/tmp: Device busy
>       $ umount /mnt/tmp/log; sleep 1; umount /mnt/tmp
>       umount: /mnt/tmp/log: not currently mounted
>       $ 
> This is on a 4.99.65 i386 system; is anybody able to reproduce this?

Just after sending this message I noticed the thread ``pkg_comp hiccups
on 4.99.64 ("Device busy")'' which seems to describe the same problem...

Regards, Jukka

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