[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#525945: Bug#525945: Bug#525945: Bug#525945: thunar fails to remount removable media when running as daemon

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 28 14:27:39 UTC 2009

On mar, 2009-04-28 at 08:00 -0600, Scott Barker wrote:
> Attached are two logs from lshal -m, one with thunar run as a foreground 
> process, the other with it running as a daemon. There is no other output 
> to any other logs related to this problem.

When running as a foreground process, you didn't quit between the first
connect and the second one, did you?

It looks to me like a hal problem (device correctly appears in the
kernel logs, but not in hal).
> The only other thing I have noticed during testing is that every time 
> the device is removed and re-inserted, a new [scsi_eh_X] process appears 
> in the process list, where 'X' is incremented each time. Similarly, in 
> the kernel output (dmesg), when the device is scanned, it gets a 
> different scsi device ID (as in 'sd XX:0:0:0: [sdb] ...', where XX 
> increments each time).
> Perhaps thunar is somehow caching hardware state when running as a 
> daemon, and the change in scsi ID is not being picked up?

I don't think thunar caches anything. It relies on hal events to notice
that a removable device appeared.
What's weird is that thunar influences hal, which seems really very

I'm a bit stuck here, to be honest.

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