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submountd continuously accessing usb floppy -- or how do floppies work???
  • From: Robert Paulsen <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 08:37:36 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405230837.36931.robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I copied a few files to a usb floppy drive and the drive continued to
make noises and flash it lights. The ps command showed the

/sbin/submountd /dev/sdb /media/floppy1 floppyfss 4000001e uid=1000,gid=100

This was a different PID each time I looked. Removing and
reinserting the floppy stopped the weirdness.

Perhaps this is my fault: I changed fstab to look like this
(I added "user"):

/dev/sdb /media/floppy1 subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync,user 0 0

I had to do that or I couldn't use the floppy as a regular user. When I
clicked on the drive's icon I got an error message saying only root
could mount it.

I think I am misunderstanding how to use floppies with the new
subfs filesystem. I looked at the index for both the User Guide and the
Administration Guide and found no entry for either floppy ue subfs.

Can anyone explain this to me?

Robert C. Paulsen, Jr.

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